Photo by Asaf Mor/TPS on 12 January, 2020

Israeli-Druze Village Welcomes Spy Sudki al-Makt

Security and Defense By TPS   •   12 January, 2020

Residents at the Israeli-Druze village of Mas’ade in the Golan Heights welcomed Sudki al-Makt, who was released on Friday from an Israeli prison after being charged for spying on behalf of the Syrian regime and was convicted of treason and terrorism.

He was released by Israel as a goodwill gesture towards Syria which released the remains of IDF MIA Sgt. Zachary Baumel.

Baumel went missing in 1982 during a battle in Lebanon 37 years ago. His remains were returned to Israel earlier this month.

The Russian army, together with the Syrians, found Baumel’s burial place.

Israel released two other individuals in April, shortly after Baumel’s return.