Sharon Suffers Brain Hemorrhage
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Here's an update on a major story we're following this morning. Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in serious condition in a Jerusalem hospital after a life-threatening stroke yesterday. Sharon underwent seven hours of emergency surgery to stop bleeding in his brain. His official duties have been transferred to his deputy, Ehud Olmert. A headline in Israel's biggest newspaper described Sharon's situation as the final battle. And we will bring you updates as we learn more.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION from NPR News.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.