Cicilline to attend former Israeli President’s funeral

Shimon Peres
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. A spokeswoman for Israel's former President Shimon Peres says the 92-year-old is being rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains it was reported on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline is headed to Jerusalem.

He will attend the funeral of the former Isreali President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday.

Peres passed away on September 28 at the age of 93.

President Obama will also be attending the funeral.

Cicilline will return to the Ocean State on Saturday.