Monday, December 21, 2015

Prisoner Exchange Hezbollah Terrorist Dies in Air Attack Over Lebanon

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                    

3 Katyusha rockets were shot into Israel from Lebanon yesterday from a village 3 miles from Israel's border.  It evidently was a revenge assassination firing by Hezbollah for their notorious Commander, Samir Kuntar,  who was killed in an airstrike near Damascus.  It was a plane that hit a residential building in the suburbs of Damascus, killing Kuntar, reported Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah leader.  "
  • Kuntar was sentenced to life in prison for killing three Israelis in 1979 but released in the  high-profile 2008 swap.  Kuntar served 30 years in an Israeli prison for murder before he was released in a prisoner swap between Israel and Hezbollah seven years ago.
  • He had been a bloody killer even though he himself was 16 at the time.  "Kuntar was convicted of a 1979 attack in which he shot and killed an Israeli man in front of his 4-year-old daughter, then smashed her head against a rock with his rifle butt, tossing her body into the sea. The victim's 2-year-old daughter was accidentally smothered by her mother, who tried to keep her quiet as they hid from the attackers who arrived in Israel from Lebanon by boat."  
  • Justice has been served, no matter who was flying the plane.