The Prime Minister’s Office has issued a denial of an i24news report claiming that an object believed to have once belonged to the late Mossad spy Eli Cohen has been transferred to Israel from Syria.
“I can say that as for Eli Cohen, we have not stopped looking. I did not say that we are doing so through Russia, but we are not giving up. The efforts continue these very days, not in particular, but yes they are part of an ongoing effort that I hope it will yield results,” he says.
Earlier, Netanyahu confirmed to the network that efforts were underway in Syria to retrieve Cohen’s remains, leading the executed spy’s family to accuse the premier of engaging in pre-election political spin at the family’s expense.