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Al-Jarida: Australian Mossad agent participated in Al Mabhouh assassination

February 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

He betrayed his agency when he contacted the Dubai authorities and informed them about the details of the process…

A Kuwaiti newspaper has quoted Western informed sources as saying that the Israeli intelligence agent named Ben Alon or Ben Zygier who committed suicide in a heavily-guarded Israeli jail in 2010, was a member of the team that assassinated the leader of the Hamas movement, Mohammed al-Mabhouh, in Dubai, in January 2010.

According to the sources, Ben Allon was a part of the al-Mabhouh assassination team when he contacted the authorities of the Emirate of Dubai and told them what had happened. He provided them with names, images and accurate details, and in return he received protection.

The sources said that Israel identified Ben Allon’s refuge and then kidnapped and imprisoned him on charges of treason in total secrecy and amid tight wraps. As such, his guards were unaware of his true identity and he was referred to as ‘Prisoner X’.

Ben Alon’s family did not know anything about his imprisonment until his suicide in late 2010 inside his cell. He was then moved to Australia for burial.

Ben Allon, an Australian citizen, came to Israel 10 years ago after he was recruited by the Mossad. He worked as a lawyer and moved around in several Arab countries, especially the Gulf States. According to sources, Ben Alon worked in Team 131, a Mossad assassination team, and had actually carried out a number of outstanding and confidential tasks most recent of which was the assassination of al-Mabhouh.

In the meantime, the web site of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, on Thursday quoted the Israeli lawyer who met the Australian prisoner two days before his suicide as saying that he was at cross-roads in his case, and that the prosecution wanted to reach a deal with him. It is natural that he was very worried about his trial and that he sought judicial advice, however, he was reasonable and definite and did not exhibit feelings of self-pity.