Far-right Jewish activists said the death curse they put on Sharon in July was responsible for his stroke. “I take full responsibility for what happened,” said Baruch Ben-Yosef. “Our pulsa denura (Aramaic for lashes of fire) kicked in. Nothing could kill Sharon and he said his ancestors lived until they are over 100-years-old but we got him with the pulsa denura.” Head of the National Jewish Front Baruch Marzel called on the public to stop crying for the prime minister. “I am not praying for him,” Marzel said. “Sharon uprooted graves and destroyed homes and I have no intention to pray for him.” Yosef Dayan, another participant in the pulsa denura ceremony, said that while he wasn’t certain the curse caused the stroke, he was sure that Sharon's evacuation of Gaza Strip settlements contributed to his health deterioration.