The security wall that separates Israel and Palestine seen here is Ramallah in the distance behind the wall, built by former Israeli Pm Ariel Sharon to try and prevent Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel and killing Israelis during the second Palestinian Intifada.
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Ariel Sharon holds a Sten gun as a young commander in the Alexandroni Brigade of the fledging Israeli army during the War of Independence in 1948.
Picture taken in January 1974 on the right bank of the Suez Canal of Israeli general Ariel Sharon a few days before he leaves the army to become a right-wing politician.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon walks past the 'Wall of Names' during a memorial ceremony at the Israeli army's Armored Corps' Memorial October 3, 2002 in Latrun, Israel. More than 4,800 soldiers from the corps have died since the Jewish state was founded in 1948.
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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks on during a ceremony completing the sale of Bank Leumi to a private U.S. investment group in his office on January 4, 2006 in Jerusalem, Israel. A corruption probe haunting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the run-up to Israel's March election resurfaced on Wednesday after police asked a court for permission to search an Austrian businessman's computer.
December 1969 Portrait Of Israeli General Ariel Sharon, Head Of The Southern Command Of The Israeli Army.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sits during a Kadima party meeting in the Knesset in Jerusalem 12 December 2005. Doctors 05 April 2006 successfully carried out surgery to restore part of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's skull, a day after the operation was delayed, the hospital said. 'The operation Mr Sharon was supposed to undergo yesterday was conducted today and was successfully completed a short while ago,' the Hadassah hospital said in a statement. 'The prime minister is being taken back to his room in the intensive care unit.' AFP PHOTO/ MENAHEM KAHANA