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Sharon’s casket, Netanyahu, Peres arrive at Sycamore Farm

Sharon’s casket is arriving now at his Negev ranch, Sycamore Farm. Netanyahu and Peres arrived just minutes earlier, and Joe Biden a little before that.

The funeral area on Anemone Hill, where Sharon’s wife Lily is buried, is divided into three parts: invited VIP guests, including family, foreign dignitaries and all Israel’s top leaders, a second section for well-wishers and more distant relations, and a third for media and the public.

Ariel Sharon's casket arrives at Sycamore Farm in the western Negev for the funeral of the former premier. (photo credit: screen shot/Channel 2)
Ariel Sharon’s casket arrives at Sycamore Farm in the western Negev for the funeral of the former premier. (photo credit: screen shot/Channel 2)

The funeral is open to the public. Some 600 members of the public have come to pay their respects, police say.

While the funeral is intended to be a more intimate setting than the official ceremony earlier today at the Knesset, the crowd appears to be larger, including hundreds of former friends and colleagues of the former premier.

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