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Israelis say farewell to Sharon at state funeral service at Knesset

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Israelis say farewell to Sharon at state funeral service at Knesset

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A state memorial service is underway in Jerusalem for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Sharon, seen as a great military commander and statesman by the Israelis and despised in Arab world died on Saturday at the age of 85 after eight years in a coma.

He will be buried next to his wife Lili who died in the year 2000.

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