He and cousin Karim Younis killed Cpl. Avraham Bromberg in 1980 as he was on his way to an army base in the Golan. They shot Bromberg, threw him out of a moving car and left him for dead by the side of a road. Bromberg died several days later.
Police forces were deployed in their hometown of ‘Ara, near Haifa, to prevent a repeat of the celebrations that occurred after Karim’s release.
The two served 40 years behind bars and are considered Palestinian celebrities as the longest-serving prisoners.
They were given life sentences, but in 2012, then-President Shimon Peres commuted their sentences to 40 years.
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