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Israelis divided on Sharon legacy

As Israel mourns the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, citizens are divided over his legacy. The ex-military commander was a champion of expanding territory, and he was reviled for his harsh tactics against Palestinians. But he stunned his own countrymen and the world in 2005 when he withdrew all Israeli settlers and troops from Gaza. Some Israelis still resent this move. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JERUSALEM RESIDENT, MORDAKHAI WILLNER, SAYING: "I am happy that he died...because he chased Jews out of their homes and he caused suffering." Others appreciate his defense of Israel. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JERUSALEM RESIDENT, MOSHE HAIN, SAYING: "He led the country from the very beginning through all the wars and all the political ups and downs. You can agree or not agree with what he did with Gaza, but I think all in all he's a man who gave his whole life for the Jewish people, and the Jewish state. He will be written in the history books

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