After a 7-year coma, Ariel Sharon has "significant" brain activity
Dutch media this month published articles accusing Ariel Sharon of murdering Palestinian children in Lebanon. Former officials who worked with Sharon said the publications were false. The Israeli foreign ministry called the claim "a modern blood libel."
The claim first appeared in the Volkskrant, the third largest paper in the Netherlands, in an interview with the well-known Dutch-Jewish director George Sluizer. According to Sluizer, 78, he witnessed Sharon killing two Palestinian toddlers with a pistol in 1982 near the refugee camp Sabra-Shatilla while filming a documentary there.
“I met Sharon and saw him kill two children before my eyes,” said Sluizer, who lives in Amsterdam. Sluizer has made several documentaries about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but is best known for directing The Vanishing with Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland in 1992.
Sluizer repeated the accusation in an interview for Vrij Nederland, an intellectual magazine, published on November 13 ahead of a screening of his film at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. “Sharon shot two children like you shoot rabbits, in front of my eyes,” he said.
The children, according to Sluizer, “were toddlers, two or three years old. He shot them from a distance of 10 meters with a pistol that he carried. I was very close to him.” Sluizer added he thought this happened in November, when Sharon was Israel’s minister of defense, but he was not sure of the month.
His account was published in a special Volkskrant supplement for the film festival, which opened on Wednesday. The festival featured Sluizer’s fourth and most recent film about Israel, in which he is filmed telling a Sharon effigy that he wished Sharon would have died at Auschwitz.
***An interesting comment from the Ugly Truth websight:
"The Israeli authorities imposed a media blackout on the miserable condition in which he arrived and was told that nasty odors emitted from the rotting corpse. Clinicians and can not access it in the hospital room only masks and protective airtight. The smell hit to room Verwd corridors nurses working to ugliness stock body decomposes and out of worms. No use of disinfectants and medicines to address melanism. Therapists find it very difficult to enter the tubes in his body openings. Has changed the features of his face just to the degree of degradation of this killer boasted every time birthday by saying: «When I was twenty years the number of Palestinians killed by my hand had reached twenty Palestinians. Remained on the brutal killing of children and women until he reached end of exceeded the imagination in the Sabra and Shatila massacres in 1982, and in the massacres of Jenin in 2002."