#Trending: Death of Peres: a very different reaction
But the image of Peres the "peace-maker" - whose role in the 1993 Oslo Accords landed him a Nobel Peace Prize - was a far cry from the reputation of Peres the warmonger by many in the Arab World.
Commentators and social media users took the eulogists of Peres to task by pointing to the rampant bloodshed unleashed on Palestinians and Lebanese by Israeli forces under his reign.
What remains in most minds is the 1996 Qana massacre when Israeli forces shelled a UN compound where Lebanese civilians had sheltered, killing over 100 people.
Palestinians will not forget Peres' involvement in the ethnic cleansing of West Bank villages during the 1960s.
Elsewhere, others accused him of pursuing a pro-settler, colonial agenda and that he advocated apartheid policies that gathered pace after his era.
Here are some of the trending hashtags used to comment on his death:
[Translation: Forever relegated to the dust-bin of history. #ShimonPeres spearheaded Israel's terror]