Health of Ex Israeli PM Sharon declines


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since a 2006 stroke, has deteriorated to a “life threatening” condition after suffering kidney malfunction, national radio reported on Wednesday.

According to reports, hospital officials did not answer telephones and a Health Ministry spokeswoman has declined to comment on the news.

Sharon was known for executing a dramatic political about face with a 2005 Gaza pullout that turned Israeli politics on its head when he quit his party and created a centrist faction that ruled Israel for several years. A television said Sharon’s sons were at his bed side.