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        7/2/2012, Tammuz 12, 5772

      Shamir Coffin Placed in Knesset Plaza

      The coffin carrying the remains of former prime minister Yitzchak Shamir were placed in the plaza in front of the Knesset, Monday morning, for the public to pay its last respects until 4:00 p.m. It will be transported at 5:00 to Mount Herzl for the state funeral, scheduled to start at 6:00.

      While police said there will be no road closures in effect, motorists not going to the funeral are advised to avoid the area between the Knesset and Mount Herzl during that time.