COPY-Pat Robertson says Sharon's stroke may be God's punishment

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The Reverend Pat Robertson says Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke could be God's punishment for giving up Israeli territory.

The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network told viewers of "The 700 Club" that Sharon was "dividing God's land," even though the Bible says doing so invites "God's enmity."Robertson added, "I would say woe to any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course."He noted that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.Robertson said God's message is, "This land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone."

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