Former Israeli president Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on 28 September at the age of 93. He had been hospitalised in Tel Hasomer hospital following a stroke two weeks ago.

Political leaders around the world have since marked his passing with tributes, including US President Barack Obama who said that the hope Peres gave the world would "burn forever". Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis and even Prince Charles are expected to attend Peres' funeral.

"There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves," Obama said in a statement. "My friend Shimon was one of those people."

Thousands have since taken to Twitter to echo those sentiments. Others took a different view, opting to criticise the former Israeli leader's policies in the Middle East.

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