The convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in the US, has been taken to a civilian hospital following deterioration in his health. His condition was not immediately clear.
Pollard, who suffers from various health problems, has been complaining of severe pain in recent days, Ynet has learned.
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Members of the Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home estimated that the decline in the inmate's health was critical. According to the activists, he was last taken to the hospital in August, when he required emergency kidney surgery.
Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst, was convicted in 1985 of spying for Israel. The American national is serving a life sentence in a North Carolina Prison. He was granted Israeli citizenship in 1995.
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