Israelis killed Mark Zygier, the Mossad agent who unwittingly gave away secrets of Lebanese informants

Israel to pay $1.1 million to family of “Prisoner X”

(Reuters) – Israel will pay $1.1 million to the family of alleged Mossad spy Ben Zygier, a dual Australian-Israeli national who hanged himself in prison three years ago, the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday.

Zygier, a Jew from Melbourne who moved to Israel, became a citizen and joined its army, was detained in 2010 but his case was kept under wraps until last February when an Australian television expose uncovered it. The reasons for his detention remain top secret in Israel and his family has not commented.

“The reasons the state agreed to pay this ($1.1 million) sum stemmed from its desire to avoid a court hearing in which details that could harm national security might be revealed,” the ministry said in a statement.

It said Zygier’s family had accused Israel of negligence in the so-called “Prisoner X” affair and had sought compensation.

Australia’s Fairfax newspapers and the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported last March that Zygier, working for Israel’s Mossad spy service, had unwittingly given away classified information about Lebanese informants, who were later arrested and jailed in Lebanon.

In December 2010, Zygier hanged himself in an isolation cell in Ayalon Prison near Tel Aviv that had been under 24-hour video surveillance.

Israeli authorities investigated his death and said last April that they had found a series of missteps by jail officials but no criminal negligence.

An official report into the suicide said Zygier had received “distressing news” from his wife just hours before hanging himself, but the jailer responsible for watching the video surveillance was away from the screen and missed the moments leading to his death.
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3 Responses to “Israelis killed Mark Zygier, the Mossad agent who unwittingly gave away secrets of Lebanese informants”

  1. Anonymous says:

    tHE mOSHE SOLOMONS RADIP SHOW COVERED THIS IN DEATIL WITH AN ON THE SPOT TESTIMONY OF A PRISON GUARD,
    THE ISRAELIS KILLED HIM ASA LESSON TO OTHERS
    DAVE PRINGLE

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes the israelis killed him and kept pressuring to have rudolf hess murdered in the same way, as he was coming up for relaease.
    My brother who was in the SAS said
    they killed hess, he was disgusted an old man in his 90s, this shows what terrorist cowards the SAS really are

  3. Anonymous says:

    i heard that on the moshe solomons show that they strageled him
    and hung him up like he did it himself, i was disgusted

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