The Minister of Defense, Benyamin Ben Eliezer, approved the recommendation of IDF officials, regarding the family’s request to bury the Noncommissioned Officer, Sargeant Major Gad Shemesh and his wife, Tziporra, side by side in the military cemetery at mount Herzzel. Their funeral will take place today, Friday March 22nd 2002, at 12:15. The IDF Spokesperson conveys the family’s request to avoid media coverage of the funeral.