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        12/24/2013, Tevet 21, 5774

      Gil'ad Schalit Renews Call for Pollard's Release

      Gil'ad Schalit, who spent years in Hamas captivity, called again, Tuesday morning, for the release of Jonathan Pollard, who is in the 29th year of a life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel.

      Writing in the Yediot Ahronot daily, Schalit cited Israel's release of terrorists with blood on their hands as an action that demanded something in return. He noted that freedom could save Pollard's life.

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