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Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon 'critically ill'

2 January 2014 Last updated at 21:10 GMT

The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - has worsened and is now critical, according to doctors.

Mr Sharon, 85, is suffering from a malfunction of several organs including the kidneys, they said.

The BBC's Kevin Connolly has more details about Mr Sharon's impact during his time in politics.