Sharon said sentient


Ariel Sharon’s condition has improved and he is responsive, a relative was quoted as saying.

Israel’s Channel 10 television on Friday quoted the former prime minister’s son, Omri, as saying that his bedridden father watches television and can answer questions such as “Does it hurt?” by moving his eyes and clenching his hand.

Doctors who have been caring for Sharon, 78, since he was felled by a stroke last year declined comment. Sharon is in a long-term coma ward and is not expected to make a full recovery.

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