Itongadol.- Jonathan Pollard, an agent convicted of spying for Israel, was hospitalized Friday after losing consciousness.
Effi Lahav, a spokesperson for the Pollards, confirmed the report but said the reason 60-year-old Pollard lost consciousness is still unknown.
"Unfortunately we do not have any further information, but we are hoping and praying since he has been hospitalized in the past in very dangerous circumstances," Lahav said.
Following Pollard\’s hospitalization, Construction and Housing Minister and Bayit Yehudi chairman Uri Ariel called for the United States to end what he called its "cruel abuse" of Pollard and release the imprisoned Israeli agent.
"I demand the American government end its cruel abuse of Jonathan and release him effective immediately as many US officials have also recommended," the minister insisted.
Ariel also urged the Israeli public to pray for the recovery of Pollard, calling him "our brother."