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  Adar 7, 5773 , 17/02/13

Security Source: Zygier Died from Shame

A senior security source told Channel 2 Television, Sunday evening, that Israel "did not persecute" Australian-Israeli Ben Zygier, the man identified as Prisoner X, but that "he died of shame." Israel and Australia have launched investigations into Zygier's death in a prison cell. According to a report on the Website of the Brisbane Times, Zygier threatened to expose, among other things, information on Israel's use of foreign passports for espionage, particularly in the elimination of senior Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh. He was caught before he could do it, a few days before the news of Mabhouh's elimination.

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