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Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jail
Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 12 Feb 2013 | Trevor Bormann

Posted on 02/12/2013 3:01:04 PM PST by BlackVeil

Evidence has been unearthed that strongly suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X, who was jailed under extraordinary circumstances in 2010, was an Australian national from Melbourne.

Investigations by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program have revealed Ben Zygier, who used the name Ben Alon in Israel, was found hanged in a high-security cell at a prison near Tel Aviv in late 2010.

His body was flown to Melbourne for burial a week later.

The death goes part of the way to explain the existence in Israel of a so-called Prisoner X, widely speculated in local and international media as an inmate whose presence has been acknowledged by neither the jail system nor the government.

The case is regarded as one of the most sensitive secrets of Israel's intelligence community, with the government going to extraordinary lengths to stifle media coverage and gag attempts by human rights organisations to expose the situation. ...

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; israel; mossad
A most sensational case.
1 posted on 02/12/2013 3:01:17 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Weird indeed. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out abut this.

2 posted on 02/12/2013 3:21:24 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping for the list.

There will be follow-up stories on this, I am sure.

3 posted on 02/12/2013 3:28:34 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Natufian

The speculation is rampant. Apparently, his family are maintaining silence.

The same cannot be said for the rest of the Australian community.

4 posted on 02/12/2013 3:32:09 PM PST by BlackVeil
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Thanks BlackVeil.

5 posted on 02/12/2013 5:56:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Yehuda
There are over 1,700 articles in the news sources, with nearly half being sourced from Australia. These headlines give a snapshot:

We want justice for Ben Zygier, family friend says, The Age

Strange fate of Benji, the suspected spy, Sydney Morning Herald

Everything you need to know about Mossad, Perth Now

Ben Zygier was being investigated for spying before his death in Israel, llawarra Mercury

Prisoner X: Who knew what and when? Herald Sun

Earlier this week Senator Carr said he had no knowledge of the Zygier case, The Australian

7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:19:40 PM PST by BlackVeil
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