IDF, Netanyahu remember former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, dead at 85 [pic]

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Former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon died on Saturday at the age of 85. He had been comatose since suffering a stroke in 2006.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him “a great warrior and military leader” whose “memory will live forever in the nation’s heart.” The official Israel Defense Forces Twitter account remembered Sharon as a “courageous leader and defender of Israel.”!/IDFSpokesperson/status/421988451848712193

The IDF’s head of social media saluted Sharon:!/AvitalLeibovich/status/421998497395924992

More from the IDF:!/IDFSpokesperson/status/422009423150587904

And more from Netanyahu:!/netanyahu/status/422054126109724672!/netanyahu/status/422054264186228736!/netanyahu/status/422054403466477568!/netanyahu/status/422054481950281728


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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