Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke.
Peres had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president. He had been seriously ill on a respirator in an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv and died after his condition deteriorated sharply.
Among those who have said they will attend his funeral and burial on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Friday are president Barack Obama, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband former president Bill Clinton, as well as Prince Charles and the French president Francois Hollande.
This morning, Kenya’s Charming President Kenyatta took to social media to send his condolence.
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