Blair's tribute to Ariel Sharon at memorial service

Tony Blair has heralded Ariel Sharon as "a giant of this land" at the state memorial service for the former Israeli prime minister, who died on Saturday. He was laid to rest at a ranch he owned near Sderot, close to Gaza.

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Ariel Sharon's death met by fiery celebrations in Gaza

Posters of Ariel Sharon have been burned in celebratory scenes in Gaza and the West Bank following the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the age of 85.

Sweet pastries were also handed out to mark the passing of Mr Sharon, who is reviled by Palestinians for his actions as both an Israeli commander and later leader of the nation.

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