The Shin Bet released on Wednesday details of a foiled plot to kidnap Israeli citizens in Jerusalem last year.
The security agency said that the mastermind, Ala Hamad, a Jordanian citizen who holds an Israeli ID, was recruited by Hamas operatives based in Damascus to kidnap an Israeli citizen in Jerusalem.
Hamad, 29, is the son of a Jordanian father and an Israeli mother.
Hamad was trained by Hamas in Damascus in 2004 before he was sent to Israel on reconnaissance missions. He rented a house in an Arab village near Jerusalem.
He was arrested on November 21 last year, two weeks before his planned kidnapping attack.