IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said at the Negev funeral that generations of fighters came to the funeral to bid Sharon farewell and that the IDF would continue in the legacy that he left behind.

"I came to tell you that the IDF you so cherished will continue in your footsteps for many years," Gantz said at Sharon's graveside. 

Gantz recalled Sharon as a warrior, music lover, farmer and spoke of Sharon's creation of Unit 101 in his fight against terror and his determination to carry out his mission.

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