Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Israeli Prime Minister Sharon Suffers Cerebral Hemorrhage

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon' suffered a massive stroke Wednesday and was on a respirator after falling ill at his ranch. Doctors operated to drain excess blood from his brain.

Powers were transferred to his deputy, Vice Premier Ehud Olmert.

Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, said Sharon suffered "a significant stroke," adding that he was "under anesthetic and receiving breathing assistance." A few minutes later, Mor-Yosef emerged to say that initial tests showed Sharon had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in his brain.

Mor-Yosef said Sharon, 77 and overweight, had "massive bleeding and was being transferred to an operating theater."

Dr. Shmuel Shapira of Hadassah Hospital told Channel 10 TV that Sharon was taken to an operating room to drain the blood after suffering what he termed a "massive stroke."

Channel 2 TV said Sharon was suffering from paralysis in his lower body. Analysts on Israeli TV stations said he life could be in danger.

The latest health crisis came hours before Sharon was to undergo a procedure to seal a hole in his heart that contributed to a mild stroke on Dec. 18. Since then, Sharon had been on blood thinners, which increased his chances of bleeding.

Read more here.

Prayers are desperately needed for the Israeli Prime Minister.


  • Sharon hasn't been a perfect leader of Israel he's accomplished alot.

    I pray that he survives and that if he is incapacitated that God would bless Israel with a strong and visionary leader.

    By Blogger Rabenstrange, at 12:18 AM  

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