Former Military Intelligence Chief: Israel Held a 'Prisoner X' in 1970s

The affair is likely related to an incident that occurred towards the end of the first Rabin government, when a European couple suspected of terror links was arrested in Africa and released years later.

Israel Defense Forces' intelligence unit held at least one anonymous prisoner during the 1970s, without the public's knowledge, according to Maj. Gen. (res.) Shlomo Gazit who headed the unit from 1974-1979.