Monday, May 14, 2007

Syria 'built on Eli Cohen's grave'

In response to Israeli requests for the return of the body of the Egyptian-born Mossad spy Eli Cohen, Syria is playing a cruel game of cat and mouse. The Jerusalem Post reports:

Syria has erected buildings and created a park over the grave of Eli Cohen, a Mossad agent who was murdered 42 years ago in Damascus after being exposed as an Israeli spy, a former Syrian bureau chief said on Monday.

"He is buried in the area of al-Maza in Damascus, and over his grave are houses, roads, and parks," Monjer Motsley, who worked with former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, said in an interview with the al-Arabia internet site. "Nobody is able to reach him."

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