Israel’s Sharon is close to death as his condition worsened

sharon in coma close to deathFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since a 2006 stroke, is close to death as his health continues to decline, the head of the hospital treating him said on Friday.

Reviled by Arabs over his war record and viewed with a mix of respect and suspicion by many Israelis, 85-year-old Sharon has been on life support at Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv for eight years.

His condition worsened sharply this week, with doctors reporting a life-threatening collapse of vital organs.

“It looks like the situation is not getting better, and we know what usually happens in such situations,” Zeev Rotstein told reporters on Friday. Asked whether Sharon was in his “final days”, Rotstein said: “I personally feel so.”

Sharon’s two sons were at his bedside, doctors said, and a state funeral was planned.

One of Israel’s most famous generals, Sharon left his mark on the region through military invasion, Jewish settlement building on captured land and a shock, unilateral decision to pull Israeli troops and settlers out of the Gaza Strip in 2005.

Rotstein described Sharon’s decline as steady.

“He is comfortable at this time. To the best of our understanding he is not suffering, such that we do not have to take any action to prevent him suffering,” Rotstein said.

Reuters

  • wargame1

    Sharon looks healthy in the picture but I have seen his picture before which was taken from a cell phone by a hospital staff. Here is original Sharon , Youtube video link bellow
    /watch?v=9Q4c96l5xCc

  • wargame1

    Sharon looks healthy in the picture but I have seen his picture before which was taken from a cell phone by a hospital staff. Here is original Sharon , Youtube video link bellow
    /watch?v=9Q4c96l5xCc

  • cook

    We all die at one point

    • Maborlz Ez-Hari

      Yes but the memories last a while. This mug won’t be forgotten too soon.

      • cook

        I agree he’ll never be forgiven for cleansing Gaza of Jews as it lead to 14,000 rockets being fired at Israel ever since.

      • Peaceforleb

        I always remember him when I go to toilet. He makes such a good laxative.

  • cook2half

    We all die at one point

    • Maborlz Ez-Hari

      Yes but the memories last a while. This mug won’t be forgotten too soon.

      • cook2half

        I agree he’ll never be forgiven for cleansing Gaza of Jews as it lead to 14,000 rockets being fired at Israel ever since.

      • Peaceforleb

        I always remember him when go to toilet. He make such a good laxative.

  • cook

    Why do Arabs tremble at the name Sharon?

  • cook2half

    Why do Arabs tremble at the name Sharon?