Report: Zygier revealed Mossad secrets to Australian agency

February 18, 2013 11:01

Alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier, who killed himself in an Israeli prison in 2010, was arrested for giving intelligence information to Australia's domestic intelligence agency, ASIO, the Australian TV channel ABC quoted sources as saying on Monday.

ABC, which originally broke the story of Zygier's suicide in an Israeli jail under a fake name last week, reported Monday that Zygier gave detailed information about various Mossad operations, including a major operation in Italy, that had been planned over a period of several years. According to the report, Zygier had applied for a work visa to Italy on one of his trips back to Australia.

ABC emphasized that it was not clear whether Zygier or ASIO had initiated the contact.

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