Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Newshub exclusively revealed an incredible new development in the search for the bones of executed Israeli spy Eli Cohen…

While Israel was at war with Syria in the 1960s, the legendary secret agent infiltrated the Syrian Government, leading a double life for years.

When he was uncovered, Cohen was executed and secretly buried somewhere in Syria. Fifty-three years later, the hunt for the body of the Israeli hero continues.

In last Sunday’s ‘Because It Matters’, Newshub revealed that New Zealand spies have been investigating a lead with a Syrian refugee living in Auckland.

Khalid al-Hafidh, a man from the Auckland suburb of Glenfield, is the son of Amin al-Hafiz – the Syrian President who oversaw the execution of Cohen and the secret burial of his body….

Read the full story on Newshub here. And read The Times Of Israel story here.