Syria to hand over to Israel body of executed spy Eli Cohen, Lebanese media reports

There has been no official confirmation for this report so far. Cohen was executed in 1965 after being revealed as an Israeli spy.
Photo credit: Channel 2 News

A Lebanese news network reported on Wednesday that the Syrian opposition has agreed to hand over to Israel the body of Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy who was executed in Syria in 1965.

This surprising report has not been officially confirmed. According to an Israeli security official, no source has notified Israel of such a move.

On Tuesday, a video showing Cohen's execution by hanging was posted on social media in Syria. Nadia Cohen, his widow, told Channel 2 News, "It was very difficult and it took me back many years. I just hope someone tells me where Eli is buried, and give us a bit of peace and comfort."

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