Thousands of Israeli mourners on Sunday paid respects to the recently deceased former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. His state funeral will take place later today, Monday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: "Arik (Ariel) was, first and foremost, a warrior and a commander, among the Jewish People's greatest generals. He was dedicated to the security of the state." He also praised his political career saying that “he will forever be remembered in the heart of the Israeli people as one of t...

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