Gissin: PM to be removed from respirator soon

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is breathing independently and will likely soon be removed from his respirator, said political advisor to Sharon, Ra'anan Gissin on Friday. According to Gissin, Sharon would be removed from the respirator over the weekend, even though there has been no change in his condition. A Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital spokesperson did not confirm Gissin's estimation.