Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 09:29

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke. He devoted his entire life fighting for Israel.

Sharon was known as The Bulldozer to his people, but Palestinians also called him a butcher. He was a warrior and a politician, with a blustering figure who came to dominate his country's domestic politics by his sheer physical presence as by his powerful rhetoric.

Israelis saw Ariel Sharon as a heroic warrior, who effectively led his clearly decisive campaigns in the 1967 and 1973 wars.

However, Palestinians know him as The Butcher, who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians in the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982.

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