Interesting details have begun to surface regarding the case of Ben Zygier, an Australian citizen who died in a cell in Ayalon, the high-security Israeli jail in Ramle near Tel Aviv. Zygier was being held in top secrecy with his identity and the nature of his crime kept hidden even from his prison wardens. Israel announced they found him hanged in his cell in December 2010, however questions have arose regarding the verity of this fact.
The Australian press is now offering up a different story, purporting that the 34-year-old Australian "prisoner x" may have been a Mossad agent who had plans to disclose information on the Israeli secret service.
An Australian security official was quoted in the Australian daily Sydney Morning Herald as saying, "Zagier may well have been about to blow the whistle, but he never got the chance.' According to security officials, Zagier may have been about to expose information on Israeli intelligence operations, including the use of fraudulent Australian passports.