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'In Memory of the Legendary Warrior'

Eli Cohen (Photo: PMO)

Earlier this year, we told you the story of perhaps Israel's most famous spy, Eli Cohen, who was executed by Syria in 1965. And now, The Times of Israel tells us a new piece of Cohen's story - the Mossad, Israel's famed intelligence agency, has found and returned his wristwatch (seen in the above photo), which will be displayed until being returned to his family for Rosh Hashanah:

The Mossad agency has recovered a wristwatch belonging to legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen who executed in Syria, and brought it back to Israel after a recent special operation, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday.

Cohen infiltrated the top levels of Syria’s political leadership in the years before the 1967 Six Day War, and information he obtained is credited with playing a key role in Israel’s stunning success in that war.

Mossad chief Yossi Cohen presented the watch to Eli Cohen’s family a few weeks ago at a ceremony marking the anniversary of his death. It will be displayed at the Mossad headquarters for the next few weeks “in memory of the legendary warrior,” and on Rosh Hashana it will be returned to the family, the statement said.

Cohen was executed by Syria in 1965, and his watch was held “by an enemy state” ever since, the PMO said, without giving details...

Tags: Syria , History , Israel

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