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Israel's Sharon in 'Grave Condition'

Medical officials say former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 85, hospitalized since a stroke eight years ago, is now in "grave condition" after his health deteriorated sharply Thursday. Officials at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv said Sharon is close to death and surrounded by family. Last week, Zeev Rotstein, director of the Tel Hashomer hospital, said Sharon's kidneys and other vital organs were now malfunctioning. One of Israel's most iconic and...

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