Nasim Nisr (also spelled Nissim Nasser; Template:Lang-ar; Template:Lang-he; born 1968), is a Lebanese citizen who was convicted of spying for Hezbollah.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Nisr was born in Lebanon in 1968 to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother who converted to Islam after her marriage. In 1982, Nisr moved to Israel and obtained Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.[1] He was arrested in 2002, and subsequently tried and convicted of spying for Hezbollah[2]

Nasr established ties with a Hezbollah agent through his brother in Lebanon. He was asked to supply maps of Tel Aviv marking electricity and gas installations, to extract intelligence from a top Israeli military officer, and to monitor the activities of Israeli armor near Ramallah.[3]

He was arrested in 2002, and sentenced to six years in prison in a plea bargain.[4] His release in a prisoner exchange was a Hezbollah demand during the 2006 Lebanon War, which Israel refused. However, on 1 June 2008, he was released in exchange for the body parts of Israeli soldiers killed during the war.[5][6]

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