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 Israeli Prime Minister suffers stroke...

[b]Sharon Suffers a Cerebral Hemorrhage [/b]
[i]Power transferred to his deputy[/i]
By MARK LAVIE
Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday and was receiving breathing assistance while under general anesthetic, a hospital official said. Power was transferred to his deputy.

Sharon, 77, suffered a "significant" stroke and was brought to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital from his ranch in the Negev desert, an official said. Channel 2 TV said Sharon was suffering from paralysis in his lower body and was taken into the hospital on a stretcher.

Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the hospital's director general, said Sharon was under general anesthetic and was receiving breathing assistance while doctors assessed his condition.

A few minutes later, Mor-Yosef emerged to say that initial tests showed Sharon had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in his brain.

Addressing reporters in English, Mor-Yosef said Sharon had "massive bleeding and was being transferred to an operating theater."

Cabinet Secretary Yisrael Maimon said Sharon's authority had been transferred to Vice Premier Ehud Olmert.

Article continued online:
http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Israel

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/666364.html

"[b]Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee[/b]." Psalm 122:6


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