SA Zionists send condolences to Sharon family

2014-01-13 15:56
Ariel Sharon. (File, AP)

Ariel Sharon. (File, AP)

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Johannesburg - The SA Zionist Federation sent condolences on Monday to the family of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died at the weekend.

"They have lost an icon. Israel has lost one of its finest sons, and we and the Jewish world mourn with them," the federation's chairperson Avrom Krengel said in a statement on Monday.

"As a politician, he was known as 'the bulldozer', determined to achieve what he set out to do irrespective of criticism or condemnation, but above all, Sharon will be remembered as a pivotal figure in Israel's critical and fractured modern history."

Sharon died in a hospital on Saturday at the age of 85. He had been in a coma since 4 January 2006, following a stroke.

Krengel described Sharon as a superb soldier and an outstanding general who had played crucial roles in four of Israel's wars.

"[He] was a complicated, yet creative man, who sought constantly to bring about peace with security, but who was not given enough of a lifespan to fulfil his dream."


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