Aide: Ex-premier Sharon would oppose life support
JERUSALEM | A close associate of comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the leader would not have chosen to remain on life support.
Mr. Sharon, 84, led the government from 2001 until a stroke left him incapacitated in 2006. He lies in a coma, connected to a respirator at a hospital in central Israel.
Raanan Gissin, Mr. Sharon’s longtime spokesman and confidante, said Wednesday that he believes Mr. Sharon “would have asked to terminate.” He said “knowing the man, he would not want to live this way.”