Nur al-Din Amar, whose brother Nidal kidnapped and killed Air Force Sgt. Tomer Hazan near Qalqilya Friday and hoped to use the Israeli’s body to extort his release, is serving a 29-year prison sentence for involvement in terrorist activity.
According to Channel 2, Amar has been in Hadarim Prison, in the Sharon area, for 10 years.
Amar, a member of the Fatah Tanzim terror group, was tried and convicted for involvement in planning or executing several terrorist attacks in Israel and the West Bank.
In 2001, Amar was involved in a shooting attack in the village of Azun, in which one Israeli citizen was wounded.
Following that, he was involved in an attack against IDF soldiers using explosives.
In 2003, Amar took part in planning a suicide attack which was to have been carried out by a female bomber inside Israel. The plot was thwarted by Israeli security forces.
Amar will be taken for questioning by the Shin Bet security agency Sunday in order to ascertain to what extent he was involved in his brother Nidal’s plot to seek to extort his release by kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier.