Ariel Sharon, Israeli ‘bulldozer' who vacated Gaza, dies at 85 (70)

Japan Times 2014.01.11 17:51
Bloomberg JERUSALEM - Ariel Sharon, the Israeli general and former prime minister as famous for his ferocity in battling Arab foes as for his turnaround decision to evacuate settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip, has died. He was 85. Sharon "was a brave soldier and a daring leader," the office of President Shimon Peres said in a statement Saturday.
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