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Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
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PM's son Omri
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PM aides keeping fingers crossed

Sharon's top aides arrive at Hadassah for firsthand update on PM, say they haven't lost hope

Aides to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon rushed to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital upon hearing that the prime minister’s condition has seriously deteriorated.


“It is not simple, but it is early to judge whether the prime minister will survive this operation,” on aide told Ynet.


Doctors decided to operate on the prime minister on Saturday after a CT scan showed Sharon’s digestion track had been seriously damaged.


Sharon’s personal doctor, Prof. Shlomo Segev was called to the hospital Saturday morning.


“We are following the developments, but there are no details at the moment,” a Sharon aide said. “There are serious concerns. But after three weeks in coma, the situation remained the same. That’s certainly not a good development,” he added.


Sharon’s senior advisor, Dov Weisglass arrived at Hadassah for a firsthand update on the prime minister.


Earlier, Sharon’s sons Omri and Gilad, his spokesperson Asi Shariv, the Prime Minister’s Office Director General Eilan Cohen, and Cabinet Secretary Israel Maimon, arrived at Hadassah.


Sharon aides have been taking turns in staying by the prime minister’s bed at Hadassah where Sharon has been kept since suffering a massive stroke on January 4.


“We have not lost hope. He is a strong man and experts said that people have recovered from similar situations,” an official in the Prime Minister’s Office said.


“It is not easy for us, but we are praying that he survives the operation,” she said.


פרסום ראשון: 02.11.06, 12:44
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