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February 22, 2013 4:28 PM

It’s still unclear why Israel’s Mossad jailed Prisoner X, Ben Zygier

The most commonly repeated story about why Israel’s Mossad spy agency nabbed one of its own and threw him into prison, where he hanged himself, is probably false or at least only part of the truth, according to people familiar with the way the Mossad operates. In the murky world of espionage, even what comes out in the news is subterfuge, they caution.

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