Prisoner X

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Prisoner X is a placeholder name used by reporters for some prisoners in Israel:[1] The designation is used "to identify Israeli inmates who “work in institutions linked to security whose activities are shrouded in secrecy."[2]

  • Ben Zygier was held in Ayalon Prison in Israel until his death there in 2010.
  • Avri Elad (d 1993) was held in Ayalon Prison.
  • Marcus Klingberg was held from 1983 to 2003 in Israel
  • Mordechai Kedar, recruited by Israeli Military Intelligence in 1956[1]
  • An unidentified prisoner who has been held in Ayalon Prison "for many years" (as of July 2013)[3][2]

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  1. ^ a b United Press International (19 February 2013). "Israel's Prisoner X isn't the first". Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Prisoner X2: Second Israeli agent secretly locked away on 'sensational' charges". 12 July 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Knell, Yolande (12 July 2013). "Israel 'secretly holds second Prisoner X' in jail". BBC News. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Dan (21 February 2014). "'Prisoner X' leaked Mossad intelligence to Iranian businessman, new book claims". Haaretz. Retrieved 8 October 2015.