Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the new ‘Prisoner X2’ case an “extremely severe incident” but maintained that Israel was acting within legal means.
During a committee’s meeting Wednesday morning, Lieberman criticized publication of the affair, but added that such arrests are being supervised: “Following all the talk about prisoners X, Y and Z, I want to emphasize that the State of Israel abides by the law and all these incidents are being closely supervised by the legal and parliamentary establishment through Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee.”
“Israel protects the rights of prisoners in accordance with the law. We handle the matter scrupulously, despite the severity of the case,” Lieberman added.
News of an additional anonymous prisoner was discovered in one of the appendices to the transcription of the discussions and decisions made in the affair of Ben Zygier affair, the alleged Mossad agent whose incarceration and in-jail suicide was made public earlier this year.
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch also issued a statement on the case Wednesday, reiteratingg a statement he had made in February regarding Zygier: “There are no disappeared prisoners in Israel whose families don’t know of their incarceration.”
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