Israelis queue to pay tribute to Shimon Peres

Israelis queue to pay tribute to Shimon Peres

Long queues have formed outside the Israeli parliament as people pay their respects to former Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
The body of Mr Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, is lying in state ahead of his funeral on Friday.
A huge security operation is under way for the ceremony in Jerusalem which will be attended by world leaders including US President Barack Obama.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he also plans to attend.
Thousands of Israelis passed by Mr Peres's coffin outside the Knesset (parliament) throughout the day to pay their respects.
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29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: BBC

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