Israel Resource News Agency confirms that at about noon on January 5th, Israel time, doctors at Hadassah Hospital and security officials at the Israel Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv were simultaneously informed that Prime Minister Sharon had died during surgery shortly before 11:00 a.m.
Israel Resource News Agency spoke again with officials from both Hadassah and the Israel Ministry of Defence who were officially informed at noon of Sharon’s death.
That begs the question: why does the government of Israel not convey reports of Sharon’s death?
There are two possible explanations.
One is that, for whatever reason, the government is withholding the report.
The other explanation is that Sharon has been placed on a life support system, and that Sharon is “only” clinically dead.
David Bedein Bureau Chief Israel Resource News Agency