Said Al Nasr

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Said Al Nasr (alt. Said al-Nasser; Nassar Saeed) was a Syrian Palestinian known for carrying out the 28 July 1980 Antwerp summer camp attack, in which he attacked a group of 40 Jewish children waiting with their families for a bus to take them to summer camp with hand grenades. One boy was killed and eight others were seriously wounded.

Background[edit]

Al Nasr was born in 1955. He was convicted in Belgium in 1980, for throwing two hand grenades into a group of Jewish children waiting for a bus in Antwerp on July 27, 1980.[1][2] He was carrying a Moroccan passport at the time of his arrest.[3]

In the Silco incident, the Belgiam government "traded" the jailed Said Al Nasr for members of the family Houtekins-Kets in 1990, a Belgian-French family kidnapped in Libya—a demand of the Abu Nidal militant group.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sylas, Eluma Ikemefuna (2006). Terrorism: A Global Scourge. p. 232. ISBN 1425905307. 
  2. ^ Mickolus, Edward (1989). International Terrorism in the 1980s: 1980-1983. Iowa State University Press. p. 71. 
  3. ^ "Arab Held in Fatal Attack On Young Jews in Belgium". Washington Post. 28 July 1989. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "FREED HOSTAGES 'IN BELGIAN HANDS' FAMILY HEADS HOME AFTER PALESTINIAN GUERRILLA LEAVES PRISON NEAR BRUSSELS". Orlando Sentinel. Reuters. 13 January 1991. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Goldsmith, Charles (1991-01-12). "Belgian hostages freed from Middle East". UPI. Retrieved 2016-05-29.