In Australia, Jewish Community Reacts With Shock and Grief

While the rumor mill in Melbourne’s tight Jewish community went into overdrive following the broadcast on Tuesday night, few went on record and fewer still had hard facts about the case.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - The mysterious identity of Israel’s “Prisoner X,” who hanged himself in suspicious circumstances in Ayalon Prison in 2010, was that of a Jewish man from Melbourne, according to an explosive Australian investigation.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Foreign Correspondent” program claimed this week it had “compelling evidence” that the inmate incarcerated for several...