Fearing threats fromextremist settlers opposing his Gaza pullout plan, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sleeps with a loaded gun under his pillow, according to theÃ‚Â Israeli newspaper Maariv.
InÃ‚Â spite of the fact that Sharon enjoys an unprecedented level of protection, he still prefers to have his Ã¢â‚¬Å“loaded gunÃ¢â‚¬Â under his pillow, the paper reported.
The Israeli security service, Shabak, reported recently that threats against Sharon have increased recently as the time approaches for the disengagement, which is slated to begin on August 17, 2005.
Recently a group of 77 extreme Hakhams Ã¢â‚¬Å“religious leadersÃ¢â‚¬Â voiced threats against Sharon.
Meanwhile, Sharon said he trusts the security men and his bodyguards, adding that he never feels afraid of these threats and wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t allow them to affect his daily schedule.