URGENT ¥¥¥ Israel denies Zygier contacts with Australia agencies

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office denied Tuesday that Ben Zygier, identified in the media as an Australian-Israeli Mossad agent who hung himself in Israeli detention, had any contact with Australia's security services.

"Following recent publications, the prime minister's office stresses that (the late) Mr. Zygier had no contact with the Australian security services and organisations," the office said a statement, in the first mention of Zygier's name by Israel.