Israel denied on Tuesday that a man identified by media as an Australian-Israeli Mossad agent who committed suicide in jail had any contact with Australia's security services, as a court said he had hanged himself in his cell bathroom.
Australian newspapers lead their front pages with the story of Ben Zygier on February 14, 2013. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office denied Tuesday that Ben Zygier, identified in the media as an Australian-Israeli Mossad agent who hung himself in Israeli detention, had any contact with Australia's security services.
"Following recent publications, the prime minister's office stresses that the late Mr Zygier had no contact with the Australian security services and organisations," the office said, in Israel's first mention of Ben Zygier by name.
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