Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has begun breathing on his own and moving his right arm and leg as doctors try to revive him from a medically-induced coma.
Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef said doctors were reducing anesthesia to Mr. Sharon, and his movements were becoming became more significant Monday.
But he added that Mr. Sharon remains sedated and in serious condition at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital. The 77-year-old leader has been in a deep state of unconsciousness since suffering a brain hemorrhage last Wednesday.
Doctors say they are monitoring Mr. Sharon's condition and that it is too early to discuss his brain function.
They have said Mr. Sharon has a good chance of survival, but say he will probably not be able to continue as prime minister.