Ch. 2: State to pay NIS 4 million to family of Prisoner X

September 10, 2013 21:45

Israel will pay NIS 4,000,000 in compensation to the family of Ben Zygier, the former Mossad man, nicknamed Prisoner X, who hung himself in his cell in Ayalon Prison in December 2010, Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.

According to Channel 2, the compensation package includes a stitupation that Israel will not have to admit culpability for Zygier’s death.

Channel 2 said that under the deal NIS 2,400,000 will be passed to Zygier’s family this year, and NIS 1,600,000 will be paid over the coming four years.

Details of a court document cleared for publication in February ruled that the Israel Prisons Service failed in its responsibility to protect Zygier, who the IPS knew was emotionally distraught and in danger of harming himself.

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