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Ex-PM Sharon's condition unchanged: Hospital

Published on Jan 5, 2014 12:51 AM

TEL AVIV (AFP) - The condition of Israeli ex-premier Ariel Sharon, who has been comatose for eight years, was unchanged on Saturday, his hospital said, a day after revealing he was in a "slow, gradual" decline.

"There was no significant change in Ariel Sharon's condition during the course of the (Jewish) sabbath. His conditions remains critical and his life is in danger," Tel Hashomer hospital, near Tel Aviv, said in its first official bulletin since Friday morning.

It said that barring "dramatic change" an update would be issued at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) on Sunday.

Mr Sharon is reportedly nearing death, with the 85-year-old's health worsening Wednesday as he suffered serious kidney problems after surgery.

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