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Imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard was expected to see his wife Esther at
his North Carolina prison Thursday night for the first time since he underwent
urgent surgery for problems with his kidneys, gall bladder, and high blood
When Pollard was taken out of prison for the surgery on
Tuesday, his wife was not told where the procedure was being performed for
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She received permission to see her husband Thursday
and spoke to him on the phone earlier in the day.
Esther Pollard said she
was worried her visit with her husband could be cut short because he had yet to
receive adequate pain medication.
Despite written instructions from the
doctor who operated on Pollard, he was not given pain medication when he
returned to prison. The pain was so bad that prison staff intervened with the
medical staff to obtain medication.
The medication he was given produced
a bad reaction and had to be stopped. Jonathan Pollard told his wife via phone
that he will do his best to cope with the pain without appropriate
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Pollard’s doctor told him the surgery was successful, but an
additional operation may be necessary. Esther Pollard said her husband sounded
weak over the phone, but she told him that supporters have been calling
“I felt that telling him about all the support encouraged
him,” Esther Pollard said.
“Although the operation’s success is a sigh of
relief, Jonathan’s condition after 26 years has gotten worse and it is not
stable. He must come home and receive the treatment that he
needs.”Michal Toiba contributed to this report.
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