Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders gather in Israel

Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders gather in Israel
 

Dozens of world leaders are gathering in Israel to pay tributes to Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, who died on Wednesday aged 93.
Mr Peres' state funeral will be held in Jerusalem later on Friday.
A massive security operation in preparation has so far led to the "preventative arrests" of several people.
Guests include the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who will visit Israel for the first time since 2010.
The Israeli news website Haaretz reported that the visit comes at the request of Mr Abbas.
As a negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO),... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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