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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 11:04pm

Prisoner X

Israel pays out US$1m to family of Prisoner X

Israel will pay more than US$1 million to the family of an alleged Mossad spy, known as Prisoner X, who hanged himself in prison in 2010. The family of Ben Zygier, an Israeli Australian, accused Israel of negligence in dealing with his case.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 2:37am

'Prisoner X' sabotaged Israeli spy mission to retrieve bodies

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 yesterday.

8 May 2013 - 3:27am

'Prisoner X' died by hanging in shower, says Israeli court

An anonymous detainee found dead in prison 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.

19 Feb 2013 - 11:57pm

Netanyahu warns Knesset against deep probe into 'Prisoner X' case

"The intelligence subcommittee of the (Knesset) foreign affairs and defence committee decided to hold an intensive inquiry into all aspects of the affair of the prisoner found dead in his cell," the committee spokesman Asaf Doron said.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Prisoner X arrested after leaking Mossad work: ABC

A suspected Mossad agent known as Prisoner X was arrested by his own spymasters after leaking detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence services, according to sources cited by broadcaster ABC on Monday.

18 Feb 2013 - 8:47pm

Israel breaks silence as Australian spy mystery deepens

An Australian immigrant, reported to have been recruited by Israel’s Mossad spy agency, was charged with grave crimes before he committed suicide in an Israeli jail, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

15 Feb 2013 - 3:43am

Israel censor eases some restrictions over ‘Prisoner X’

The Israeli censor on Wednesday slightly eased tight restrictions on the death of “Prisoner X”, allowing the press to publish excerpts of an ABC report which said he was an Australian with ties to Mossad.

13 Feb 2013 - 5:18pm