Nadal Amar, who is being held for the murder of First Sergeant Tomer Hazan of the Israel Defense Forces, claimed under interrogation, Sunday, that a Palestinian Authority terror group offered him five million shekels (about $1.4 million) to carry out the killing, according to a Sunday-evening report by Channel 10 Television. The station cited an interview that Amar's attorney gave to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.
Attorney Muhamad Abed said Sergeant Hazan tried to fight Amar and other captors but they handcuffed him and strangled him with his belt. He said Amar was alarmed and afraid of being caught and given a long sentence. He also claimed that Amar underwent unprecedented torture.