Shimon Peres: Twitter reacts to passing of former Israeli president

Twitter reacts to the passing of former president of Israel Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres on a trip to Berlin

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tributes have been flooding in from across the world after the formal announcement that Shimon Peres, the ninth president of Israel, passed away this morning. 

The politician was one of the key architects of the Oslo Peace Accords, which helped to create the Palestinian Authority in 1993 and for which he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

Take a look at some of the tributes below.