Lebanon: Terrorist Samir Kuntar Reportedly Injured in Explosion
Elder of Ziyon has the details with updates. Hopefully, one of his updates will be "Kuntar died from injuries sustained". I doubt it would be worded that way though.Who is Kuntar?
Kuntar is Lebanese and a former member of the Palestine Liberation Front. On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, he participated in the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis and two of his fellow kidnappers.Al Jazeera even threw him a "birthday party" to welcome his return:
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Danny, Einat and Yael Haran
Haim Shahar holding Eliyahu's picture
Kuntar was convicted in an Israeli court for murder of policeman Eliyahu Shahar, Danny Haran, and Haranís four-year-old daughter, Einat, smashing her head against a rock and then against his rifle. He was also convicted of indirectly causing the death of two-year-old Yael Haran by suffocation, as her mother, Smadar, tried to quiet her while hiding from Kuntar.[Emphasis mine..ed] In 1980, Kuntar was sentenced to four life sentences. Released in a 2008 swap for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, Kuntar remains a reviled figure in Israel, a reminder of one of the most brutal acts of terrorism in the country's history. He was given a heroís welcome by Hezbollah on his return to Lebanon, and in the years since has emerged as one of the movementís most visible and popular spokesmen.