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Ariel Sharon going home

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly five years, is expected to be moved from an Israeli hospital to his Negev ranch.

The former Israeli prime minister, 82, who suffered a stroke on Jan. 6, 2006 that left him comatose, will be moved within the next few weeks from the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Tel Aviv to his home for a trial period, Yediot Achronot reported Wednesday.

If the trial is successful, Sharon reportedly will be taken back permanently to the ranch, which has been equipped with the necessary medical equipment and access to his second-floor bedroom, the newspaper reported.

Sharon’s sons, Gilad and Omri, reportedly requested the move.
 

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