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. He was arrested in 2002, and subsequently tried and convicted of spying for Hezbollah.
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.
He was arrested in 2002, and sentenced to six years in prison in a plea bargain. 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.
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