Posted on1 October, 2016 | 02:12

The world leaders’ve gathered in Israel to pay tributes to Shimon Peres

Mr Peres’ state funeral was to be held in Jerusalem, According to BBC.

A tremendous security operation in preparation is finally causing the "preventative arrests" of several people. Where 8,000 officers have been deployed for the security operation as long as thousands are expected to attend the funeral, according to Israeli police.

Among the Guests ready to turn out include the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is setting his feet on the Israel land for the first time since 2010.
The Israeli news website Haaretz reported that the visit comes is requested by Mr Abbas.

Abbas was a negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), he was among the people who came to the full compromise of the Oslo peace accords in 1993, for which Mr. Peres won a Nobel Peace Prize the year after, with Yasser Arafat and Yitzha Rabin.

When Oslo agreement were signed, Shimon Peres with Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian foreign minister Amr Mousa in the late 1993. Photo internet.

A senior Palestinian official held a conversation with the Associated Press news agency, and said that Mr Abbas needed to "send a strong message to Israeli society that the Palestinians are for peace, and were impressed by the efforts of peaceful men like Shimon Peres.

Whereas a spokesman for Hamas, the more hardline Palestinian group which runs Gaza, calls on Mr Abbas to take back his decision to attend the funeral of the criminal Shimon Peres.

US President Barack Obama is going to speak at the ceremony, alongside Mr Peres’s three children and the prime minister and the president of Israel as well. From the UK, Prince Charles, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and former Prime Minister Tony Blair are going to attend.

US. President Obama to attend Peres funeral (Photo internet)

The list of the attendant tends to be long as the following world famous are going to attend the funeral: Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister, Australia. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada. Nicos Anastasiades, President, Cyprus. Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister, Czech Republic. Kristian Jensen, Foreign Minister, Denmark. Taavi Roivas, Prime Minister, Estonia. Donald Tusk, President, European Council. Juha Sipila, Prime Minister, Finland. Francois Holland, President, France. Joachim Gauck, President, Germany. Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister, Italy. Gen Nakatani, former Defence Minister, Japan. Jawad Anani, senior minister, Jordan. Raimonds Vejonis, President, Latvia. Dalia Grybauskaite, President, Lithuania. Enrique Pena Nieto, President, Mexico. Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General, Nato. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, the Netherlands. Borge Brende, Foreign Minister, Norway. Andrzej Duda, President, Poland. Klaus Iohannis, President, Romania. Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the upper house of parliament, Russia. King Felipe VI, Spain. Stefan Lofven , Prime Minister, Sweden. And Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations.

The funeral is expected to be such a huge event in Israel since the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a Jewish nationalist in 1995.

By Aphrodice Nshimiyimana/en.muhabura.rw


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