Funeral of the late Israel Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, going by the large number of foreign dignitaries,
including Barack Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem.
Mr. Perez died, one of the founding fathers of the country, on Wednesday aged 93.
His coffin was moved earlier in the parliament to the National Cemetery,
where they will be indispensable for comfort.
It has led a crackdown by the celebration of “preventive arrests” several people.
Among the attendance of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,
who is visiting Israel for the first time since 2010.
The visit comes at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
As a negotiator of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization),
he was one of the people who signed the Oslo peace accords in 1993, which Peres won the Nobel Peace Prize a year later, along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.
A senior Palestinian official told The Associated Press that Abbas wanted to
“send a strong message to Israeli society that the Palestinians are for peace, and we appreciate the efforts of peaceful men like Shimon Peres.”
But a Hamas spokesman, more militant Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip,
Abbas called to “go back on his decision to participate in the funeral of the criminal Shimon Peres.”
Further complicating the reputation of Mr. Peres in the region in 1996 by the bombing of Qana in southern Lebanon, in which more than 100 people who were hiding in the UN compound were killed.
It happened when, as prime minister,
he ordered an offensive against a wave of rocket attacks by armed Hezbollah. He said later that he was “a bitter surprise” to find that several hundred people were in the camp at the time.
Take the coffin of Mr. Peres earlier by a military honor guard of the parliament building in Jerusalem to the Mount Herzl national cemetery in Israel,
where it will be indispensable to rest a lot along with the former leaders of the country.
Jordan and Egypt – the only Arab countries to have signed peace treaties with Israel –
all sent official representatives to attend the ceremony.
US President Barack Obama, speaking at the ceremony, along with three children Peres and Prime Minister and the President of Israel.
Mr. Peres left detailed plans for his funeral own. The lying in state outside the parliament his body in Jerusalem.
Israeli police say have been deployed 8,000 officers for security operation is expected to attend the funeral of thousands.
Israeli police chief Ronnie Alsheikh said it was “a process on an unprecedented scale.”
Of the United Kingdom, Prince Charles, and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and former Prime Minister Tony Blair and attendance.
It is expected to be the largest event of its kind in Israel since the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by a Jewish nationalist in 1995 funeral.
Perez suffered a stroke two weeks ago and died on Wednesday, aged 93, in a hospital near Tel Aviv.
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