Former Israeli Leader In Critical Condition

Ariel Sharon has been in a coma since 2006

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Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for the last eight years, is near death, his doctors say.

Sharon, 85, suffered organ failure and is in critical condition, the Times of Israel reports. He has not regained consciousness since he suffered a stroke as prime minister in 2006, but his family has said he sometimes blinks and moves his fingers, the Associated Press reports.

A general who led Israel’s turnaround in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Sharon was known as “the bulldozer,” a hardline politician who was elected prime minister in 2001. He oversaw Israel’s troop withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and later left the conservative Likud party to establish the centrist Kadima party.

Ehud Olmert, his deputy in Kadima, took over from Sharon after his stroke and was elected prime minister months later.

[Times of Israel]

6 comments
TheDarkRoast
TheDarkRoast

I hope he suffers more for his war crimes

azmalhome
azmalhome

i'm crying for Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon of power, where sharon power went away today, i think he can feel perfectly today about how hurt of dead.  nonsense,   http://azmalhome.wordpress.com/

DianeMiller
DianeMiller

Eight years in a comma, I wonder is Israel got the message to let God's people go and give them their land. 

mrxexon
mrxexon

War criminal.


That's all I got to say.


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Denesius
Denesius

They've kept this dinosaur alive for 8 years? Good god, pull the plug & let him rest in peace. Perfect example of out of control medical technology