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January 26, 2005
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A religious Israeli inmate was deprived of kosher food as punishment for keeping sexually explicit material in his cell. Gur Hamel, who is serving a life sentence for murdering a Palestinian olive-picker in the West Bank, appealed to Tel Aviv District Court on Monday against the Prisons Service’s penalty. He argued that the pornographic magazine found in his cell was a one-time slip-up.

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