A number of Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to share the sensitive information that was the focus of an urgent meeting his office convened earlier in the day with the heads of Israeli media outlets.
The Prime Minister’s Office had called the meeting of the forum known as the Israeli Editors Committee, an informal group comprising the editors and owners of major Israeli media outlets.
During a Knesset debate on the matter Tuesday, MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta’al) questioned Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman about “reports that an Australian citizen who was in Israeli custody under a different identity committed suicide in prison,” and asked: “Can you verify the details?”
“I cannot answer these questions because the matter does not fall under the authority of the Justice Minister,” Ne’eman said in response. “But there is no doubt that if true, the matter must be looked into.”
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This story "Israeli Lawmakers Push for Info on Australian Mossad Spy Dubbed Prisoner X" was written by Aluf Benn and Jonathan Lis (Haaretz).