Sharon funeral begins; IDF leaders say psalms, prayer

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral ceremony began Monday morning as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres arrived at the Knesset square where the body is located.


Chief Rabbi of the IDF Rafi Peretz opened the ceremony with the reading of Psalms 16. Head Cantor of the IDF Shai Abramson said the El malei rachamim prayer, a funeral prayer used by the Ashkenazi Jewish community. (Ynet)