(JTA) Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was brought back into surgery.

Sharon was being operated on Friday to drain bleeding in the brain and to reduce intracranial pressure, said Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director general of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Sharon remains in a medically induced coma. Doctors said Thursday that he would remain in the coma for at least 24 hours, in order to relieve pressure from the brain, and would then try to wake him.

Sharon's hospitalization has put Israeli politics into turmoil. Outside experts say his prognosis is not good, and aides to Sharon told the Associated Press they are working under the assumption he would not return to work.

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