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  Av 5, 5773 , 12/07/13

Poll: No Need to Publicize New 'Prisoner X'

Most Israelis support the nation's security services and believe there was no need to need to publicize the presence of another  'Prisoner X', according to a survey by the Hagal Hechadash organization, published Friday morning by the Yisrael Hayom daily. The first Prisoner X was Australian immigrant Ben Zygier, who committed suicide in his cell at Ayalon Prison, prompting stories about his involvement in the Mossad intelligence agency.

According to the poll, 52.6 percent believe that this week's publication could harm state security. Only 27.9 percent felt the public had a right to know.

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