Australian Jewish community speaks up about 'Prisoner X'

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February 19, 2013 09:38

 
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry released a statement Tuesday,  explaining that their previous silence on the matter had been out of respect for the Zygier family, Fairfax Media reported.

The statement acknowledged that the Israeli Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee for Intelligence and the Israeli State Attorney's office and part of the Ministry of Justice will be conducting investigations surrounding Zygier's death."We also welcome the inquiries being undertaken by Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the fact that he has invited the Israeli authorities to have an input into those inquiries," Executive Council President Dr Danny Lamm said in the written statement.



"We look forward to the official inquiries publishing concrete information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Ben Zygier in the hope that it will put further rumor and speculation to rest and bring some comfort to his still-grieving family and friends," Dr Lamm said.

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