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  2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

MK Aharonovitch: No More Anonymous Prisoners in Israel


MK Yitzhak Aharonovitch, outgoing Internal Security Minister, insisted on Tuesday that there were no more anonymous prisoners being held in Israeli prisons following the exposure of "Prisoner X."

"There are no more anonymous prisoners in Israel," said Aharonovitch. "There is adequate supervision (within the prison system) and the law is upheld, but there is also great concern for state security which must sometimes take covert actions to protect itself," he told public radio.

Prisoner X, who was identified by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, was found hanged in his isolation cell in Ayalon prison in Ramle near Tel Aviv in December 2010 -- a case which Israel went to extreme lengths to cover up. (AFP)