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A state funeral for Israel’s ex-Prime Minister will take place on Monday before a military burial ceremony at his ranch near Sderot.

Shuttle buses will take members of the public to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament where his coffin will lie in state. One of the pick-up points will be at Latrun – an old British Army fortress on the road between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv where the young Ariel Sharon fought – and was seriously injured – in the war of independence back in 1948.

Ariel Sharon's Coffin

Mr Sharon’s body was brought to the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) on Sunday morning and his coffin was then placed on a podium in the plaza outside the building, where it lay in state throughout the day.

After the state funeral , Mr Sharon’s body will be is taken to his farm, Sycamore ranch, near Sderot in southern Israel where he will be buried in a military ceremony next to his wife Lili, who died in 2000.

Invited guests and family members will bury Mr Sharon .Other members of public  will observe the ceremony from a distance
The 85 year old leader who has been in Coma for eight years died on Saturday