Ariel Sharon's burial site prepared for military funeral

The Israeli Ministry of Defence has shared this picture on Instagram of Ariel Sharon's final resting place.

The former Israeli prime minister will be buried next to his late wife Lily, spokesman Ofir Gendelman said.

A state memorial service and military funeral will take place today. Credit: Instagram / israel_mod

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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.