Iranian president hopes Sharon is dead
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he hoped Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was dead and wished the same for the rest of the Israeli leaders, the ISNA student news agency reported.
"Today you will all have heard, and I hope that this is final, that the criminal of Sabra and Shatila has rejoined his ancestors," Ahmadinejad said referring to Sharon's alleged role in the massacre of Palestinians in Beirut refugee camps in 1982. "God willing, the others will join him soon," he added.
Sharon, 78, was reportedly in a critical but stable condition in a Jerusalem hospital after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage.