The family of Israeli spy Elie Cohen, who came to Syria in the 1960s

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Elie Cohen, the Israeli spy known in Syria at the time by the alias Kamal Amin Thabit, was beleived to be an expatriate businessman living in South America. He befriended leading Syrian Baathist politicians, including President Amin al-Hafez, but was eventually arrested, trialed, and executed in Marjeh Square in May 1965.