Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, October 7, 2013
Yosef’s casket arrives at Sanhedria cemetery
The funeral procession for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has arrived at the Sanhedria cemetery, after an hours-long journey in what police say is the largest funeral in Israeli history.
A huge crowd is still surrounding the van used to transport Yosef’s body, making removing the casket a difficult task, according to footage broadcast on Channel 2.
It took about 3 hours to make the journey from Porat Yosef yeshiva to the cemetery, normally a 5-8 minute drive.