Pollard Supporters Call for Release Over Health Woes

By Jonathan Lis and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published August 03, 2011.

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was taken Monday to the hospital for an urgent operation, suggesting a further deterioration in his health.

Pollard has been suffering lately from many medical complications in his gallbladder and kidneys. He was supposed to undergo surgery last week, but it was postponed due to a visit by Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.

MK Uri Ariel (National Union), who chairs the lobby for Pollard in the Knesset, said Tuesday that “Pollard’s imprisonment is a humanitarian disgrace,” adding “I call again on President Obama to release him immediately, not because he is not guilty, but because you can’t keep a sick and non-dangerous man imprisoned for so many years.”

For more, see Haaretz.com



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