Channel 2 television reported Thursday evning that hospital officials at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital as saying Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is not in a vegetative state and that his reflexes are responding to stimulation.
Sharon is in deep sedation, following a seven-hour surgery to stop a brain hemorrhage.
The report on Israel TV's Channel 2, which came in advance of an anticipated official announcement as to Sharon's state, did not elaborate.
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