Israel will pay NIS 4 million 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 the
television channel, the compensation package includes a stipulation 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 paid to Zygier’s family this year, and
NIS 1,600,000 will follow over the next 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 was known to be emotionally
distraught and in danger of harming himself.
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