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Hamas had demanded that the funeral be boycotted, but Palestinian president Abbas chose to attend anyway
Shoukry is representing the Egyptian government at the funeral, which was attended by several world leaders
Former Israeli president and Noble Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres’ is showing signs of improvement after suffering a stroke. It is the third time the 93-year-old has been hospitalized over the past year.
Shimon Peres comments on situation in Egypt
“I am determined to drive the Israeli army… and the security forces to new heights in facing the challenges of the future,” Yaalon wrote on his Facebook page after his nomination.
President Mohamed Morsy voiced hope of strengthening the “cordial relationship” between Egypt and Israel.