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        6/17/2012, Sivan 27, 5772

      Report: Jailed Reservist in Solidarity Hunger Strike

      Yaniv Mazur of Jerusalem, who was sentenced to 20 days behind bars for refusing to do reserve duty, has started a hunger strike in solidarity with administrative detainees from the Palestinian Authority, according to a Sunday evening report by Channel 10 television.

      The 31-year-old member of the armored corps stopped eating a few days ago in Prison No. 4 of the Tzerifin military base. The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces stated that it could not provide further background for reasons of personal privacy.