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Sharon, the butcher of \'Sabra and Shatila\' dead at 85

13 Jan 2014 - 16:54

Sharon, the butcher of Sabra and Shatila refugee camps massacre, died on Saturday after spending eight years in coma, Israeli Army radio said, quoting a relative of his family.
In 2005, he campaigned for and later implemented a withdrawal of all settlements in the Gaza Strip as well as four in the West Bank, angering the settler movement and acquiring a reputation as a man of peace abroad.
The massacres of Palestinians at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps which took place in1982 claimed the lives of at least 800 civilians there.

Outside occupied lands, international human rights groups have long argued that Sharon should have been tried for his historical war crimes.

Sharon was the prime minister of the Tel Aviv regime from 2001 to 2006.
On Jan. 4, 2006, Sharon suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke, putting him into a coma that would last more than eight years and died Saturday, leaving behind a bloody and conflicted legacy.

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