Shimon Peres funeral: Arrests ahead of Israeli funeral

Shimon Peres funeral: Arrests ahead of Israeli funeral
 

Israeli police have made several arrests as a huge security operation swings into action ahead of Friday's funeral for former prime minister and president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
Israeli police chief Roni Alsheikh said preventative arrests were carried out on Arab and Jewish suspects who it was feared might disrupt the ceremony.
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are due to attend.
The body of Mr Peres has been lying in state outside parliament.
Mr Alsheikh told reporters that there were no specific threats to the funeral but police were prepared for any incident.
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29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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