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In pictures: Ariel Sharon's legacy
Sharon was responsible for settlement expansion, building the separation wall and Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.
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In 1982, when Ariel Sharon was Israel's defence minister, Phalangist militiamen allied with Israel in Lebanon's civil war massacred thousands of people living in refugee camps, while Israeli troops surrounded the camps' exits.


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Sharon was criticised as the "Butcher of Beirut" following the massacre.


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The Kahan Commission, set up by the Israeli government to investigate what happened at Sabra and Shatila, found Sharon to bear "personal responsibility", and that Israel was indirectly responsible.


/Ali Hashisho/Reuters

Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war sparked anger among many Shia Muslims living in the area - and likely contributed to the birth of Hezbollah, the Shia armed group and political party that is today among the most powerful groups in Lebanon.



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In 2000, then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon, centre, visited the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem - along with more than 1,000 Israeli police officers - and asserted Israel's control over the holy area. Sharon's critics viewed the visit as an intentional provocation, and the event is seen by many as marking the start of the Second Intifada.


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Sharon was one of the most energetic proponents of building Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.


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Meanwhile, Palestinians living in the West Bank have often been forcibly evicted from their houses for lacking building permits. Above, an Israeli soldier stands guard as heavy machinery tears down a Palestinian family's unfinished house in 2006.


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However, Sharon drew flak from the Israeli right when he ordered Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Jewish settlements in the territory were forcibly dismantled, and their inhabitants evicted. Above, Israeli troops carry a right-wing Jewish settler out of a synagogue as he resists eviction.


/SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/AP
During Sharon's time as prime minister, Israel began work on a wall separating Israel from the occupied West Bank. Above, a Palestinian woman stands next to a section of the barrier at Israel's Qalandia checkpoint.


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Ariel Sharon left the right-wing Likud party to form Kadima, which drew supporters of Sharon who also backed his plan to withdraw from Gaza. Above, Kadima party supporters celebrated their victory in the 2006 general elections, which made Ehud Olmert prime minister.



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In 1982, when Ariel Sharon was Israel's defence minister, Phalangist militiamen allied with Israel in Lebanon's civil war massacred thousands of people living in refugee camps, while Israeli troops surrounded the camps' exits.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/1994ff34a0c41304ddea24215f4c3b28STF/AFP/Getty Images

In 1982, when Ariel Sharon was Israel's defence minister, Phalangist militiamen allied with Israel in Lebanon's civil war massacred thousands of people living in refugee camps, while Israeli troops surrounded the camps' exits.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/5c0506cac2ed823cf584f4c747674c3f

Sharon was criticised as the "Butcher of Beirut" following the massacre.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/5c0506cac2ed823cf584f4c747674c3fSTF/AFP/Getty Images

Sharon was criticised as the "Butcher of Beirut" following the massacre.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/7d61652a48b079c0244e9404ed1c05a8

The Kahan Commission, set up by the Israeli government to investigate what happened at Sabra and Shatila, found Sharon to bear "personal responsibility", and that Israel was indirectly responsible.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/7d61652a48b079c0244e9404ed1c05a8RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images

The Kahan Commission, set up by the Israeli government to investigate what happened at Sabra and Shatila, found Sharon to bear "personal responsibility", and that Israel was indirectly responsible.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/0020bdad8af7fe1baa5a831a2c27aeab

Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war sparked anger among many Shia Muslims living in the area - and likely contributed to the birth of Hezbollah, the Shia militia and political party that is today among the most powerful in Lebanon.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/0020bdad8af7fe1baa5a831a2c27aeabAli Hashisho/Reuters

Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war sparked anger among many Shia Muslims living in the area - and likely contributed to the birth of Hezbollah, the Shia militia and political party that is today among the most powerful in Lebanon.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/6baea26b6ee8d4480b8ad75e830cf250

In 2000, then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon, centre, visited the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem - along with more than 1,000 Israeli police officers - and asserted Israel's control over the holy area. Sharon's critics viewed the visit as an intentional provocation, and the event is seen by many as marking the start of the Second Intifada.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/6baea26b6ee8d4480b8ad75e830cf250Eyal Warshavsky/AP

In 2000, then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon, centre, visited the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem - along with more than 1,000 Israeli police officers - and asserted Israel's control over the holy area. Sharon's critics viewed the visit as an intentional provocation, and the event is seen by many as marking the start of the Second Intifada.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/e34dfbea0074494b099e81659fc5e9eb

Sharon was one of the most energetic proponents of building Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/e34dfbea0074494b099e81659fc5e9ebUriel Sinai/Getty Images

Sharon was one of the most energetic proponents of building Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/aa389aecfe4813b342189042c460026b

Meanwhile, Palestinians living in the West Bank have often been forcibly evicted from their houses for lacking building permits. Above, an Israeli soldier stands guard as heavy machinery tears down a Palestinian family's unfinished house in 2006.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/aa389aecfe4813b342189042c460026bDavid Silverman/Getty Images

Meanwhile, Palestinians living in the West Bank have often been forcibly evicted from their houses for lacking building permits. Above, an Israeli soldier stands guard as heavy machinery tears down a Palestinian family's unfinished house in 2006.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/248d745bee6bea6c48e7d24ed0dabb94

However, Sharon drew flak from the Israeli right when he ordered Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Jewish settlements in the territory were forcibly dismantled, and their inhabitants evicted. Above, Israeli troops carry a right-wing Jewish settler out of a synagogue as he resists eviction.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/248d745bee6bea6c48e7d24ed0dabb94Yoray Liberman/Getty Images

However, Sharon drew flak from the Israeli right when he ordered Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Jewish settlements in the territory were forcibly dismantled, and their inhabitants evicted. Above, Israeli troops carry a right-wing Jewish settler out of a synagogue as he resists eviction.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/d5b49f9a60a764beccc2e45b32cf41a1

During Sharon's time as prime minister, Israel began work on a wall separating Israel from the occupied West Bank. Above, a Palestinian woman stands next to a section of the barrier at Israel's Qalandia checkpoint.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/d5b49f9a60a764beccc2e45b32cf41a1SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/AP

During Sharon's time as prime minister, Israel began work on a wall separating Israel from the occupied West Bank. Above, a Palestinian woman stands next to a section of the barrier at Israel's Qalandia checkpoint.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/e1134190b4cec43035587361d8cd459b

Ariel Sharon left the right-wing Likud party to form Kadima, which drew supporters of Sharon who also backed his plan to withdraw from Gaza. Above, Kadima party supporters celebrated their victory in the 2006 general elections, which made Ehud Olmert prime minister.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Sharon%27s_legacy/slideshow/no-caption/e1134190b4cec43035587361d8cd459bUriel Sinai/Getty Images

Ariel Sharon left the right-wing Likud party to form Kadima, which drew supporters of Sharon who also backed his plan to withdraw from Gaza. Above, Kadima party supporters celebrated their victory in the 2006 general elections, which made Ehud Olmert prime minister.



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