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        1/13/2014, Shevat 12, 5774

      Thousands of Officers to Secure Sharon's Funeral


      Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be laid to rest on Monday, in a complex operation that will be secured by some 4,000 police officers.

      At 9:30 a.m., a state memorial ceremony for Sharon, who died Saturday at age 85, will be held at the Knesset. President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak.

      Following the state memorial ceremony, Sharon’s coffin will be taken to the Shikmim Farm in southern Israel. The convoy will stop for a short ceremony at Latrun before continuing for a military funeral at 2:00 p.m. at the Shikmim Farm.