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The grave of Ben Zygier. ©REUTERS/Brandon Malone
Australia confirms 'Prisoner X' worked for Israel

Australia on Wednesday admitted for the first time that a man found hanged in a Tel Aviv jail worked for the Israeli government.

Australia confirms 'Prisoner X' worked for Israel
Israel PM: exposing intelligence harms security
Israel PM: exposing intelligence harms security

Exposure of intelligence activities can "badly damage" state security, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday in his first remarks on the arrest and death of a jailed Australian-Israeli with Mossad links.

Israel PM: exposing intelligence harms security
Uproar at Mossad over Australia spy story: reporter
Uproar at Mossad over Australia spy story: reporter

Mossad went into crisis mode when it heard the "Prisoner X" story was about to break, the Australian reporter responsible said Friday, amid claims the jailed man had been set to reveal sensitive operations.

Uproar at Mossad over Australia spy story: reporter
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr. ©REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Australia admits it knew of 'Prisoner X' in detention

Foreign Minister Bob Carr admitted Thursday Canberra knew an Australian had been detained by Tel Aviv in 2010 for national security offences, as media suggested he may have been held for treason.

Australia admits it knew of 'Prisoner X' in detention
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Israel censor eases some restrictions over 'Prisoner X'

The Israeli censor on Wednesday slightly eased tight restrictions on the death of "Prisoner X", allowing the press to publish excerpts of an ABC report which said he was an Australian with ties to Mossad.

Israel censor eases some restrictions over 'Prisoner X'

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