Interesting story breaking in Australia and Israel.
Australian media are reporting that the mysterious 'Prisoner X' found hanged in an Israeli prison cell in 2010 was an Australian citizen who may have been recruited by Mossad.
The response of the Israeli govt to the reports breaking on the other side of the world and and which has now gone global was an immediate move to censor the story and prevent the Israeli media from reporting it.Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jail | ABC Radio Australia
The ABC has unearthed evidence that suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X - found hanged in a secretive prison cell in 2010 - was an Australian citizen.
Evidence has been unearthed that strongly suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X, who was jailed under extraordinary circumstances in 2010, was an Australian national from Melbourne.
Investigations by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program have revealed Ben Zygier, who used the name Ben Alon in Israel, was found hanged in a high-security cell at a prison near Tel Aviv in late 2010.
His body was flown to Melbourne for burial a week later.
The death goes part of the way to explain the existence in Israel of a so-called Prisoner X, widely speculated in local and international media as an inmate whose presence has been acknowledged by neither the jail system nor the government.
The case is regarded as one of the most sensitive secrets of Israel's intelligence community, with the government going to extraordinary lengths to stifle media coverage and gag attempts by human rights organisations to expose the situation.
I wonder if the real story will come out - despite the attempts to censor it?Prime Minister's Office calls emergency meeting with heads of Israeli media outlets - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
The Prime Minister's Office called on Tuesday an emergency meeting of the Israeli Editors Committee, an informal forum comprised of the editors and owners of major Israeli media outlets, to ask its members to cooperate with the government and withhold publication of information pertaining to an incident that is very embarrassing to a certain government agency.
The Editors Committee was established during David Ben-Gurion's premiership, and was intended to provide an informal framework for sharing confidential information with the media off the record.
Was X the Aussie named?
Was he a Mossad agent?
What did he do to Mossad/Israel to end up in top secret detention?
Why did/does Israel want it kept so secret?
And did he hang himself - or was he murdered?