With Sharon now buried, the funeral is nearing its conclusion with the recitation of Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead.
All in attendance are standing at attention. The funeral was brief, no more than 15 minutes from the arrival of the casket to the burial.
A final prayer is being read by the IDF’s chief rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz, a man who has delivered prayers for Sharon during this day of commemoration despite being a Gaza Strip evacuee pulled from his home in the Gaza settlement of Atzmona in August 2005.
After Peretz, Sharon’s two sons Omri and Gilad read the Kaddish once again.