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Thursday, 18 October, 2001, 12:49 GMT 13:49 UK
In pictures: Israel mourns minister
Hundreds of Israelis, some in tears, have been filing past Rehavam Zeevi's coffin in front of the Knesset, the country's parliament, as the country mourned its first elected official slain by Palestinian militants.

The coffin, draped in an Israeli flag, was brought to the plaza in front of the Knesset building early on Thursday and is being buried at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, where assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is buried.

Rehavam Zeevi's coffin
Zeevi's coffin was placed on a dais in front of the Knesset

Israeli mourners
Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects

An Israeli woman salutes Zeevi's coffin
Zeevi's death has caused shock throughout the country

An Israeli mourner raises a fist to the sky
Some are calling for revenge

Grave diggers prepare a grave for Zeevi
Zeevi will be buried in Mount Herzl cemetery where those who gave their lives to Israel are buried

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres (right) and Defence Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer
The Israeli Cabinet was stunned by the killing

See also:

17 Oct 01 | Middle East
Israeli minister shot dead
27 Aug 01 | Middle East
Israel kills key Palestinian leader
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