Tag Archive for suicide

Anti-Israel lawyer jailed for racist rant on Air India flight, found dead

The 50 yr-old rabid anti-Israel Irish lawyer/activist who was jailed for 6 months after a drunken, racist incident onboard an Air India flight to London has been found dead on an English beach.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA,


A disgraced anti-Israel activist from Britain who was jailed for staging a rowdy and racist scene aboard an airplane was found dead in what police are treating as a suicide.

The lifeless body of Simone Burns, 50, also known as Simone O’Broin, was found last month on a beach, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Sussex Police confirmed her death “is not being treated as suspicious” and next of kin have been informed, the report said. Continue Reading »

Ben Zygier’s family & Israel seeking agreement in financial settlement

Zygier’s family argues that the Prisons Service & Mossad knew that Ben was planning to take his own life.


JERUSALEM  — Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli national who allegedly was a Mossad agent, hid from prison guards his intent to commit suicide, Israel’s Prosecutor’s Office said.

An article about Zygier on the front page of an Australian newspaper. – Photo: AFP

Information from classified transcripts in the case of Zygier, or Prisoner X as he was known at the time of his suicide by hanging in an Israeli prison in December 2010, were published Tuesday in the Israeli daily Haaretz.

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Gag Order Removed by Court on Mossad Australian ‘Prisoner X’

Israeli Judge cancels gag order on investigation into ‘Prisoner X’, an Australian who allegedly was a Mossad agent who committed suicide in prison in 2010.

By Arutz Sheva staff


The District Court in Lod removed the gag order on an investigation into Israel’s mysterious Prisoner X, an Australian citizen named Ben Zygier who allegedly committed suicide in an Israeli prison in 2010.

Ben Zygier

The story of so-called Prisoner X first surfaced in May 2010 when Israel’s Ynet news website ran a story in which it alleged that a prisoner was being held in top-secret conditions, whose identity and crime were not known even to his jailers. Continue Reading »