Shelling across the Gaza Strip`s border tapered off on Friday while Israel braced for violent protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank at the funeral of a youth they believe was killed by far-right Jews.
The first funeral service for passengers on board the missing Malaysian jet will be held on Sunday with a family of an Australian couple deciding to hold a memorial nearly two months after the plane disappeared.
The body of Indian national Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who was killed in a car accident alongside his employer Karpal Singh, will be flown to India on Saturday for funeral after special prayers here.
Sharon, who died on Saturday at the age of 85 after remaining in coma for eight years, will be laid to rest beside his wife Lily at Anemones Hill nearby the family`s northern Negev Sycamore Ranch this evening.
A 16-year-old girl, who died after she was twice raped by a gang and set ablaze, was Wednesday cremated amid a raging political row over what protestors called police attempt at her "forcible cremation".
Nelson Mandela`s close friend retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu would attend anti-apartheid icon`s funeral, after earlier saying he had cancelled his trip because he was not invited to his old friend`s burial.
Nelson Mandela`s remains were on Saturday flown to his childhood village of Qunu for burial tomorrow, bringing down the curtain on ten days of national mourning and global tributes for the anti-apartheid icon.