Israel's comatose Sharon can move fingers
Jerusalem - A son of Israel's comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his comatose father can move his eyes and fingers.
Sharon suffered a stroke in 2006 and has been in a coma ever since. Little has been disclosed about his condition.
"He opens his eyes and moves his fingers when I ask him to," Gilad Sharon told Israeli media on Tuesday from the US, where he is promoting a book about his father.
Traditionally a hard-liner, Sharon shocked Israelis in 2005 when he unilaterally pulled Israeli soldiers and settlers out of Gaza. He suffered the stroke a few months later.
Sharon, now 83, was known as a daring army officer who fought in three wars before entering politics. He was elected prime minister in 2001 and served until he was incapacitated.