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400 Yeshiva Students Sentenced in Israel for Demonstrations

March 27, 1964
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Four hundred yeshiva students charged with demonstrations in a Catholic mission courtyard in Jerusalem last September were found guilty today of criminal trespass. They were sentenced to fines of 25 pounds ($8.33) to 100 pounds ($33 or jail terms of three to 15 days, depending on age.

The court, in imposing sentence, said that even if the students were actuated by the loftiest moves, as had been contended by their defense attorneys, this could not change that trespass had taken place.

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