Prisoner X didn't exist until two years after his death.
February 13, 2013 6:19 AM Subscribe
In June 2010 a news story
briefly appeared on the Yediot website about Prisoner X in solitary confinement in an Israeli jail. His jailers did not know who he was, did not share a word with him, no one came to visit him. No one seemed to know he was there. They didn’t even know what crime he had committed or how he came to be in the prison. His prison cell was completely isolated from other prisoners and he couldn’t communicate in any way with them
. ABC News Australia has broken the News that Prisoner X
was an Australian citizen suspected of Mossad links and who commited suicide two years ago in an Israeli jail.
The prime minister’s office and prison service declined on Tuesday to comment. “I can’t tell you anything; I’m not dealing with this,” said the prison spokeswoman, Sivan Weizman. “I can’t answer any question about it. Sorry.
“There are some episodes in the history of Israel that are still kept under the strongest secrecy thick veil possible,” said Ronen Bergman, an Israeli journalist
. “Some of them are 40 years old, 50 years old, and are still under thick, thick secrecy, and anyone violating this secrecy would be thrown into jail himself.”
An article about the Australian report which appeared in Haaretz on Tuesday was later removed