[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 7:57:30 AM EDT by Sierra_Hombre]
Bodyguards forget Israel's Sharon at home
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Security guards who were supposed to escort Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to the Knesset only realised they had left their charge back at home when they arrived at the Israeli parliament, army radio reported.
The burly premier, one of the world's most heavily-protected leaders, was forced to kick his heels at his residence in the upmarket Rehavia district on Tuesday morning when the bodyguards failed to check whether he was in their convoy.
The Shin Beth internal security service has launched an investigation into the incident, which sources said could have caused a major crisis if it had occurred somewhere other than his fortified residence.