Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
Ben Zygier, or Prisoner X, as he was known at the time of his suicide by hanging in an Israeli prison in December 2010, hid from prison guards his intent to commit suicide, Israel’s Prosecutor’s Office said.
Now the family of the Australian-Israeli national who allegedly was a Mossad agent, is in ongoing talks with Israel over a financial settlement. The amount under discussion is estimated at up to $1.5 million.
The family argues that the Mossad and Prisons Service knew that Zygier was planning to take his own life.
Financial settlement talks with attorneys for the Zygier family are aimed at preventing a civil suit against the Prison Service, according to Ha’aretz.
Zygier, a Melbourne native, was arrested in January 2010 by Israel’s Shin Bet secret service and jailed in secrecy under the name Prisoner X until he took his life 10 months later. The case was shrouded in secrecy until the Australian Broadcasting Corp. exposed Zygier’s identity in February
A prosecutor’s report released in April found that there was evidence that Zygier died after committing suicide as a result of failures by the Israel Prison Service, but that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the service or any of its personnel.
The case has not been closed, which means prison officials could still be charged with negligence in Zygier’s death at a later date.
According to the report, prepared by Judge Daphna Blatman Kedrai, president of the Rishon Le’Zion Magistrate’s Court, on the day of his suicide, Zygier received a visit from his wife who delivered “bad news” that she was leaving him, according to Ha’aretz.
The report also said that Zygier attempted suicide twice during his nine months in prison, saw three psychiatrists and met with social workers 57 times.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
V15′s Bird was marinated in his former boss’s hatred of and blame-only Israel mindset.
Palestinian Authority child soldiers – a crime against humanity.
Maybe, just maybe, the new generation of terrorists will one day turn their guns on their oppressors in Gaza.
The US in November stopped funding a left-wing group that is helping to campaign against Netanyahu
Super Bowl viewers will have to get along with Scarlett Johansson this year.
Cruz and New York Rep. Zeldin complained to Kerry of Obama’s “relentless harassment.”
A Shin Bet sting nabs Arab Israelis after returning from Syria where they join Al Qaeda and ISIS-linked terror groups — a whole group this month.
That’s it. If you didn’t register your party by now, you’re not running for the upcoming Knesset elections.
Simultaneous explosions in Egypt killed and wounded dozens Thursday night.
National religious voters favoring the new Yachad party headed by Eli Yishai may be wasting their votes.
ISIS threatens to behead Obama, turn the U.S. into a Muslim province, and destroy France and Belgium.
Locked in Auschwitz, their cries for assistance were not heard, so they escaped through an open window, setting off an alarm.
Hezbollah is a terrorist group and terrorist party, but most and worst of all, it is a huge and powerful army.
Lieberman’s issues a disproportionate response to polls that show his party will barely squeeze into the Knesset.
More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]
“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.
Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/prisoner-x-family-talking-money-settlement-with-israel/2013/07/03/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: