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‘Prisoner X’ sabotaged spy mission to recover bodies: report

Australian-Israeli Mossad agent Ben Zygier unwittingly sabotaged a top secret spy operation aimed at bringing home the bodies of Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon, a report said Tuesday. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which broke the story in February of Zygier’s arrest, detention and suicide in a Tel Aviv jail, said…

Israeli guards left ‘Prisoner X’ hanging for an hour

Israeli guards supposedly keeping a round-the-clock watch on a mystery dual nationality prisoner held in isolation failed to notice his suicide for a full hour, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Although his cell was fitted with four CCTV cameras, the guards did not see Ben Zygier, identified by media as…

Israeli court: ‘Prisoner X’ died by hanging in the shower

An anonymous detainee found dead in his prison cell in December 2010, identified by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, died by hanging in his cell’s bathroom, an Israeli court revealed on Tuesday. “The deceased was found hanging in the shower of his detention cell, with a sheet around…

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