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Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s daughter asks UAE for help to return father’s body

Sophie Ben-Dor, daughter of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, in an interview with the i24NEWS Arabic channel urged the United Arab Emirates and its ambassador to Israel to help retrieve her father’s body from Syria, where he was executed in 1965 on espionage charges.

“I am asking the Emiratis, who occupy a greater place among our country and in the international arena, to help us mediate, and to ask and reach agreements with the Syrians to return my father’s body,” she said.

Previous requests to return Cohen’s body to Israel

i24 added that Syria has refused to return Cohen’s body to Israel, noting that his wife, Nadia, requested in November 1965 that his body be returned, but her request was denied.


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