The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) commented for the first time on Tuesday on the Ben Zygier's cause of death report, according to which IPS failures contributed to his death. The IPS said that the judge's decision is being studied.
The IPS further stated: "The IPS is aware of its responsibility to guard the life of every prisoner or detainee. In light of this the IPS ascribes great significance to dealing with the issue of deaths of those held in prison facilities." (Raanan Ben-Zur)