Palestinian commentator praises Sharon on Saudi TV

Ghazi al-Saadi, a Palestinian commentator on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network, offered Ariel Sharon unexpected praise as "the first Israeli leader who stopped claiming Israel had a right to all of the Palestinians' land," a reference to Israel's recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. "A live Sharon is better for the Palestinians now, despite all the crimes he has committed against us," al-Saadi said.