Dr Zeev Rothstein, director, Sheba Medical Centre
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Ariel Sharon: Former Israeli Prime Minister 'fighting like a lion'

5 January 2014 Last updated at 10:41 GMT

Doctors treating Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon say they are more pessimistic he will survive a deteriorating condition.

Professor Zeev Rotstein, from the Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv, said Mr Sharon was "fighting like a lion for his life".

But he said there was still an immediate danger to Mr Sharon's life.