Ben Zygier Affair a Matter for the Knesset, Israel's State Comptroller Says

Responding to a letter by a Labor MK, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira says he will defer to lawmakers and government officials before launching an investigation into the handling of the Prisoner X controversy.

Addressing a member of Knesset's request to examine the conduct of authorities in the Ben Zygier affair, State Comptroller Yosef Shapira said Monday morning at a conference at the Open University in Ra’anana that he intends to wait to see how the Knesset, government and attorney general respond before launching an investigation.