The Pan-Arab daily Al Quds Al Arabi published a story on its website on
Monday claiming that Israel is having secret contacts with the Syrian rebels in
order to secure the Golan Heights and to search for the remains of executed
Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Syria.
Eli Cohen is known as one of Israel's greatest
spies, who infiltrated the highest levels of the Syrian government in the 1960s
and was publicly hanged in Damascus in 1965.
According to the paper, Israel,
with the cooperation of Jordan, also is laying the groundwork for a possible
Israeli-American operation in Syria.