Bnei Akiva and Meretz youth protest for Pollard

Dozens of students show solidarity with Jonathan Pollard by making their own prison outside the US consulate.

July 4, 2011 18:30

Israeli protesters for Pollard_311 reuters. (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)

More than 50 Bnei Akiva youth activists began a ten day jail sentence on Monday.

They were not incarcerated for committing any crimes or breaking the Orthodox group’s rules about keeping kosher and the Sabbath. The teens went voluntarily to a makeshift prison they built at the youth group’s headquarters in Jerusalem’s Valley of the Cross to protest the life sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard by the United States.

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