Palestinians burn a poster of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the southern Gaza Strip
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Friend or foe? Views of Ariel Sharon

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on Ariel Sharon's role in shaping Israel and influencing the wider region. The former Israeli prime minister has died at the age of 85.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.

As a general and statesman, Ariel Sharon played a key role in shaping Israel, and influencing the wider region.

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on differing views of Mr Sharon's legacy.