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

11 January 2014 Last updated at 23:00 GMT

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.