Late former prime minister Ariel Sharon will be laid in state at the Knesset Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., during which the public is invited to pay their respects to Israel's 11th premier who died Saturday.

A memorial service will be held in the Knesset Monday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral at 2:30 p.m. on his Negev ranch, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife Lily.

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