Update: The IDF has now denied these reports.
In the wake of the return of the body of Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel after 37 years, the media are rife with rumours that the remains of Eli Cohen are coming home. The Egyptian-born spy was hanged in Damascus in 1965. The Jerusalem Post reports:
Unconfirmed Syrian reports have claimed that the Russian delegation that
just recently left Syria, allegedly departed with an Israeli coffin
containing the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen.
The spy was
hanged in Damascus in 1965.The reports have not yet been denied by any
Israeli party. The censor has now authorized the publishing of the
reports, although it is unclear how reliable they are, according to
Yaron Avraham of Channel 2 News.
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