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Israel's Sharon Reportedly Hospitalized

The prime minister has his second stroke in three weeks.
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Ariel Sharon, the 77-year-old prime minister of Israel, reportedly suffered his second stroke in three weeks, and has been hospitalized in Jerusalem.

Sharon, who is in the process of running for re-election, is on a respirator at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital,

CNN

said. The Likud founder, who broke with his party last year, suffered his first stroke on Dec. 18.

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According to the

Associated Press

, Sharon was taken by ambulance to the emergency room Wednesday night after complaining of chest pressure at his home in southern Israel. A local television report said he was taken into the hospital on a stretcher.

Before the latest incident, Sharon had been scheduled to undergo a minor heart procedure Thursday to correct an issue believed to be related to the first stroke.