President Shimon Peres on Sunday said that the world is not doing enough to stop the bloodshed in Syria, according to an interview with Israel Radio.

"Murders are increasing everyday and this scandal is unprecedented," said Peres.

He added that he has "great respect" for the rebels continuing to protest and that he hopes "that they win," Israel Radio reported.

Peres made the comments leading up to his trip to the US on Sunday in which he will receive the Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama and meet with a number of key US officials to discuss Iran, the peace process and other issues.

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