Peres coffin lies in state

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Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres’ body lie in state at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Peres coffin lies in state


Israel’s leaders paid their respects at the coffin of one of the country’s founding fathers, Shimon Peres, on Thursday (September 29) outside the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Peres, one of Israel’s last surviving founding fathers who developed its powerful armed forces and nuclear capabilities before seeking peace with the Palestinians and sharing a Nobel prize, died on Wednesday (September 28) at 93 after suffering a stroke.

Current Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid wreaths at the coffin.

A convinced campaigner for Middle East peace who remained energetic until the final days of his seven decades in public life, the center-left elder statesman was mourned by world leaders and praised for his tireless engagement.

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