The health conditions of Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, have still worsened. The functions of the vital organs are in constant deterioration, says Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where the former Israeli prime minister is being taken care of .
“Although his cardiac functions are stable, we haven’t noticed this stabilization in the functioning of his kidneys, liver, lungs and other critical organs . If there isn’t a miracle happening, his conditions will continue to worsen by the day and the risk for his life hasn’t been reduced. It may have even increased, ” said Dr. Rotstein.
Sharon, 85, suffers from a malfunctioning of internal organs, including the kidneys.
He became prime minister in 2001.
In 2005, he suffered a mild stroke. After a second stroke in 2006, he went into a coma and has since then been in a vegetative state .
Army and government
Before entering politics, Ariel Sharon was the general of the army and fought in four wars since the creation of the State of Israel. He is considered a great military leader by his nation, but is hated by the Palestinians for his hard line in foreign policy.
He played a key role in the military victories of the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War. As defense minister in 1982, he conceived the Israeli invasion of Lebanon after the bombing of Israel by the Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO ).
In 2005, he ordered the unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip, remembers The Guardian – a move seen by many as a drastic change in Israel’s political strategy. A few weeks after his stroke, Hamas won the Palestinian elections.