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Samir Kuntar . The return of the child killer!

Talk about freeing a murderer one year my senior has been hailed by some fellow Lebanese as yet another “Divine Victory”. Yes I am talking about the “hero” Samir Kuntar and his soon to be “shameless” release. Without a doubt our “Divine”/spiritual/ resistance/ leader will take credit for his safe return bombarding us with notions of how Samir was and still is the epitome of Hizbollah’s fight against the Zionist evil. On that ill fated day(and I do pray that it will never come) many of my fellow Lebanese (so called) will beat their chests in stupor in between speech poses delivered by the only patriotic leader (Hassouna that is).
To those FUCKS I would like to point out that Samir was never part of Hizbollah when he and 3 others (Abdel Majid Asslan, Mhanna Salim Al Muayed, Mohammad Al Abras) took it upon themselves to attack NAHARIYA in Israel in an operation they called “Nasser”. This operation was commissioned by the PLF (Palestinian Liberation Front) under the leadership of Abou Abbass (does Achille Lauro ring a bell to any one?).
After having killed a policeman who came across their way (that might be justified by some as part of a military operation) they split in two groups and the Hero to be, entered the apartment of the “Zionist” Dany Haran with intent to kill. The “soon to be hailed hero” took Dany and his daughter Einat (mother “Smadar”, other daughter “Yael” and a neighbor managed to hide) to the beach (and not for a picnic I can assure you). The “would be hero” shot Dany a close range and drowned him in the sea (to make sure he was dead, after all he is a thorough person) in front of his daughter (4 years of age, may I remind you), and then turned his rage (sorry Divine mission) against the child. He then started bashing her head with the butt of his riffle, and when need be using rocks to finish her off. This “so called hero” did not flinch.


The other tragedy is that while hiding, the mother (Smadar) in an attempt to muffle the sounds and moans of her 2 years old daughter (Yael) had suffocated her own child.
To cut a long story short, the only survivors of this “heroic adventures” (from the LEBANESE side) were Kuntar and his fellow “1/2 hero” Ahmad Al Abrass, who was later freed by Israel in the Ahmad Jibril prisoner exchange of May 1985.
Attempts were made by the PLF to free Kuntar when they hijacked the Achille Lauro where a wheel chair bound “Zionist” (Leon Klinghoffer) was murdered with no avail.
“The LEBANESE hero” Samir has admitted the murder of Dany and, yes wait for it, Einat; and was sentenced to spent the rest of his life in jail. Some “Zionists” even asked for the death penalty to be reinstated in this case.
Rumor has it that “Kuntar”, the Hezb newfound hero, will be released by the end of the month in exchange for the 2 (Goldwasser and Regev) DEAD soldiers that our Divine protector (Hasouna that is) took in 2006 causing the destruction of MY country.
How can any HUMAN rejoice and embrace the return of a cold blooded criminal and give him a hero’s welcome?
If ever Kuntar will be freed and delivered to the Lebanese (not the Hizb) authority, he should be tied for having killed an innocent child, and such a crime in Lebanon (the one I know) holds the death penalty.
To those who will rejoice for the return of such an evil incarnate, I say TFEH!!!!!!!!!!!!



June 17, 2008 - Posted by | Abou Abass, Achille Lauro, Dany Haran, Death Penalty, Einat Haran, Hassan Nasrallah, Israel, Lebanon, Leon Klinghoffer, Palestinian Liberation Front, Samir Kuntar, Yael Haran


  1. For this criminal, 1200 died in 2006…

    Comment by kheireddine | June 17, 2008

  2. incredible how u buy into the israeli tale of the naharya operation hook line and sinker. way to go, with compatriots like u, who needs israeli propaganda.

    Comment by alibm | June 17, 2008

  3. @ Alibm,

    First allow me to welcome you to this page.
    Is it true yes or no that Samir Kuntar killed a 4 year old girl?
    That is enough for me. I could not care less if theis girl was Jewish, Ourdo, Black, Yellow, white….etc.
    We in Lebanon condemed fiercely the massacre in Qana where children where savagely murdered; please tell me what is the difference between a jewish 4 year old and a Lebanese 4 year old?
    Labelled me a zionist if you want, that is your right, the same way it is my right (and my duty as ahuman being and a lebanese) to loudly condem all barbaric acts.
    Samir Kantar should be hanged upon his return for murder.

    Comment by Marillionlb | June 17, 2008

  4. Bravo for this article. You said loudly what the majority of civilized Lebanon is thinking. This muderer should not be paraded like a hero. It is bad for the PR image of Lebanon as a country. You should expect though that Zibballah, Amal, PNSS, Marada and their like thugs will make a “divine” carnival out of it. I can only hope that no one, I repeat no one from the Official Lebanon, i.e. the President of the Republic, or the Prime Minister or any of the Ministers will welcome him or will receive him.. That would be the end…

    Comment by Anonymous | June 17, 2008

  5. @ Anonymous,

    Just like when the world was rid of that other criminal moughnieh, the government, the army, and some M 14 were represented at the funeral. I am willing to bet all on that same load of crap taking place for Kuntar.

    Comment by Marillionlb | June 17, 2008

  6. TFEH … this country is really beyond any hope…

    Comment by Anonymous | June 17, 2008

  7. i am not defending child killers or killers of any sort, i am only questioning ur complete acceptance of the israeli tale of the operation s reported by Maáriv and other sources without leaving any room for doubt. personally i doubt that Kuntar killed the girl in the way described and i postulate that she and her father died in the shoot-out on the beach.

    Comment by alibm | June 18, 2008

  8. There is a wide range of articles written on this subject and not only what was published in Israeli newspapers. Kuntar did kill the little girl and was judged and sentenced for it.
    Don’t get me wrong, but yes I am for peace with Israel (fair and equitable), the same way I am for good relations with the Syria (clear borders, exchange of embassies…etc). Moreover I am the first one to say that Lebanon was and is still being screwed by both his neighbors.
    I do have a problem with Hizbollah’s ideology and practicies, and that I won’t deny.

    Comment by Marillionlb | June 18, 2008

  9. i too want equitable peace with israel and good relations with syria and i too believe that lebanon was and is being screwed by both our neighbours so on these two points we agree, but where our attitudes diverge is when u start talking about “wide range of articles” while forgetting to mention that all of them re-hash the main israeli report of the incident. and then u talk about kuntar being trailed and sentenced? man it is sad that u believe that any Arab can get a fair trial in israel. i too object to hezbollah’s religous extremism and some of their political practices but i still respect their resistance

    Comment by alibm | June 19, 2008

  10. re-hash, I wouldn’t agree with you on that point as many respectable publication have a fact checking process before any article is processed. As for the Israeli treatment of its prisoner, yes it leave a lot to be desiered, but in Kuntar’s case Israel refused to reinstate capital punishement despite huge pressure from it’s people. It seems to me that you tend to take everything that comes out of Israel as pure propaganda and fabricated lies, I don’t totally agree. As for the Hizb and their resistance, well they surely are not the first one who “resisted”, and I will call it resistance when it will become purely Lebanese and the word “Islamic” is taken out (not to be replaced by Christian or any other religion). The Hizb since it’s conception has an agenda that I do not agree with and find barbaric, repressive,uncivilized and evil. I still do not believe that they have changed like they claim they did (with regards to Dawlat Al Fakih). I place Hizbollah, next to Syria and Israel as enemies of my country.

    Comment by Marillionlb | June 19, 2008

  11. It is a sad day when a killer has to be “glorified” while many innocent Lebanese are still missing and rotting in jails in Syria…

    Comment by VOR | June 19, 2008

  12. The Murder of Jewish Toddlers! What HEZBOLLAH is “ALL ABOUT!”


    On July 12, 2006 Lebanese Hezbollah militants crossed the border with Israel in an operation dubbed “Operation Truthful Promise,” which was aimed at nabbing Israeli soldiers in exchange for Lebanese prisoners. Hezbollah succeeded in the operation and successfully took hostage two Israeli soldiers, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. During the operation, eight Israeli soldiers were killed. This ignited the sequence of events which led to the Israel/Lebanon summer war.

    The story goes further back than July of 2006. It really began in April 1979! On Sabbath day, April 22, 1979, Danny and Smadar Haran met up with a monster named Samir Kuntar.
    Danny and Smadar were a loving Israeli couple. They had everything they could ever hope for… love, marriage and two precious daughters, Einat, 4 and Yael, 2. That day Smadar was home anticipating Danny’s return from work and preparing for the Sabbath. She had just picked up their two toddlers from day care. Danny, on the other hand, was looking forward to nothing more than getting home and spending time with his wife and his two young daughters.

    Traditionally, the Sabbath is the most special day of the week, the day the family gets to spend time together and celebrate their bond to Judaism. It was especially important for Danny who, as a young father, had to work extra hard in order to provide for his wife and young children. Little did Smadar know that this would be the last Sabbath she would celebrate with her family because of a man named Samir Kuntar. Around midnight the nightmare began!

    (Samir Kuntar; also spelled: Sameer Kuntar, Kantar, Qantar, Kintar, Quntar, Qintar, Cantar)

    What’s the deal with Samir Kuntar?

    Since April 22, 1979 Samir Kuntar has been incarcerated in an Israeli prison. Samir Kuntar, a Druze from the Lebanese mountain village of Aabey , who currently holds the dubious distinction of being the longest held Lebanese prisoner in Israeli jails. Kuntar is currently ONE of THREE Lebanese prisoners still serving time in Israeli jails. Kuntar was convicted and sentenced to a 542 years prison sentence by the state of Israel . Israel even almost tried to pass a bill to have him executed! What did he do? What was his crime? The crime Kuntar committed was one of the most sickest, heinous, barbaric crime ever committed on Israeli soil.

    The crime took place on April 22, 1979 when Kuntar led a group of 3 other terrorists, all members of Abu Abbas PLF (Palestinian Liberation Front), infiltrated the Israeli coastal city of Naharya and broke into the Haran family apartment and took Danny Haran and his 4 year old daughter Einat Haran hostage. When Kuntar and his gang broke into the apartment, the wife, Smadar Haran and her 2 year old daughter Yael, were also present in the apartment. Smadar managed to find a crawl space into which she, her younger daughter, 2 year old Yael, and a neighbor all hid. To prevent Yael from crying and giving away their hiding place, Smadar covered the child’s mouth with her hand.

    Kuntar and his group took Danny and little Einat down to the beach. At the beach Kuntar shot Danny in the back. Danny survived the gun shot but moments later was drowned personally by Kuntar. All this was witnessed by the young daughter. Kuntar forced her to watch her father’s murder so that [in Kuntar’s words] “his death would be the last sight she would ever see.” Kuntar then laid the little toddler down on a rock and smashed her head with the butt of his rifle. She didn’t die right away, so Kuntar beat her with his rifle repeatedly, over and over again (all this done, while she was screaming and crying), to ensure that she was dead.

    Meanwhile in the apartment, Smadar’s attempt to muffle her daughter’s whimpering proved fatal. Yael was accidentally suffocated and died within the hiding space.
    And on July 12, 2006, the ONLY reason why Ehud Goldawasser and Eldad Regev were kidnapped by Hezbollah, was to force Israel to release/surrender Samir Kuntar.
    Now the dilemma is, should Israel release Samir Kuntar in order to gain the release of Goldwasser and Regev? Unfortunately Kuntar might be freed in the next couple of days in exchange for these two soldiers, or their caskets, since there hasn’t been even one sign of life since their kidnapping on July 12th. For those who didn’t know, Samir Kuntar was the only reason that’s been holding back the release of Goldwasser and Regev, for almost a year and a half.

    According to Smadar Haran, her last memories of Danny and Einat, that day, were when they were being led away at gun point by Kuntar. She could hear from her closet space Danny telling Einat, “Don’t be scared, my baby, it will be alright” and Einat replied to him in her little voice, “Dad, where is Mommy? I want Mommy.” Smadar’s last memory of her 2-year-old daughter, Yael, was when her little daughter was taken to the apartment hiding space. Right before Yael had her mouth covered by her mother, she asked her mother “Where is my little pacifier.” There was no time to search for the pacifier. Minutes later Smadar covered Yael’s mouth to keep her from revealing the hiding space. Smadar soon felt her daughter’s tiny tongue licks and lip sucking on the palm of her hand. She didn’t know what to make of it at first but hours later was told by doctors and paramedics that the reason Yael was licking her palm while she covered her mouth was because she was gasping for air.

    A Sad Gruesome Reality

    After drowning Danny in the sea in front of little Einat, Kuntar, the brave Lebanese freedom fighter, then turned his attention towards the frightened little 4-year old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the little toddler’s head, knocking her to the ground. As little Einat was knocked to the ground, she was screaming and crying hysterically “mommy daddy help me,” while thrashing her little legs around in the sand. But unfortunately Einat was alone, and no one was there to save her. Kuntar then dragged the little toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find, this was while she was begging him not to hurt her. Kuntar, then laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her little arms, Kuntar struggled with the little toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way so that he could aim for her head. Once her arms were out of the way, Kuntar proceeded on beating her on the head over and over with the butt of his rifle, and repeatedly stomping on her little body as hard as he could as well, until blood rushed out of her ears and mouth, and her little cries faded away as she was knocked into unconsciousness. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued on beating her over the head, as hard as he could, several more times until her skull was crushed and she was dead.

    The nerve of Hezbollah to honor a child killer like Kuntar. The nerve of Hezbollah to kidnap two Israeli soldiers in order to force Israel to release a child murderer from jail! This is what Hezbollah is all about.

    The July 12, 2006 abduction was originally named “Operation Freedom Samir Kuntar,” by Hezbollah. But days before the kidnapping Hezbollah changed the name of the operation to “Operation Truthful Promise,” due to the fact that Nasrallah made a true promise to the family of Samir Kuntar to have him freed from jail.

    In September 2000, three Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbollah, along with an Israeli businessman, Elhanan Tennenbaum. Nasrallah immediately demanded Israel release all its Lebanese prisoners INCLUDING Samir Kuntar. In 2004 Israel was holding a TOTAL of 26 Lebanese prisoners. That same year, 23 out of those 26 prisoners were released, in order to secure the release of those 3 IDF (Israeli Defense Force) soldiers as well and Elhanan Tennenbaum. This prisoner exchange also had a second phase, which involved Hezbollah providing solid evidence on the fate of Ron Arad (the Israeli pilot who went missing in Lebanon in 1986) and in exchange, Israel would release the 24th Lebanese prisoner, Samir Kuntar! Hezbollah failed to deliver the information on Arad, and the deal was off.

    In 2006, when Goldwasser and Regev were kidnapped Israel was out of bargain chips, its only choice in order to gain information on the fate of these two soldiers is the release Samir Kuntar. Who even knows if Goldwasser and Regev are alive! Let’s not forget, the four years prior to the “infamous Israel-Hezbollah prisoner exchange of 2004,” Israel had no idea on the fate of their soldiers until the day of the exchange. Only on the day of the exchange Israel found out, they would receive 3 caskets instead of 3 soldiers.

    It is beyond sickening, a man who beat to death a little toddler is celebrated for his glorious deed. Kuntar has been dubbed by some parts of the Arab world as the “Dean of World Prisoners.” Who would imagine? Hezbollah crossing the border into Israel, killing four Israeli soldiers and kidnapping 2 more, going through all this trouble, JUST to free a child killer!

    There is another point worth mentioning. Hezbollah has never claimed that Kuntar was innocent or that he may have been framed. They only demand his release as if he were being held unlawfully and that Israel had no right to imprison him.

    Kuntar is probably the most hated person by the Israeli public. He is known as the “killer of Nahrya” instead of “terrorist of Nahrya.” And to think that this person is being released under the context of threat, extortion, and blackmail! If it wasn’t for kidnapping of soldiers, Kuntar would have continued to serve out his sentence.

    Israel has an extensive history of releasing prisoner with blood on their hands, it has been done in the past and most expect that, it would happen again. This time with Kuntar. It is important to keep in mind that prisoners who are in Israeli jails are serving time for something. Israel is not a “gangster” or “lawless” state that imprisons people based solely on a whim. Every prisoner was charged, stood trail, convicted and properly sentenced. They were not kidnapped simply because they were Arabs. Hence, there is no justification in comparing the kidnapped Israeli soldiers to Samir Kuntar.

    There is a fine line between a humanitarian release of prisoners or releasing prisoners for the sake of peace AND knuckling under to unadulterated extortion. There is also a huge difference between someone with hatred in his head and he who has blood on his hands! Nobody expects that someone like Kuntar who is released will become Lovers of Israel! But someone and others like Kuntar who have committed murder or collaborated in the planning of that murder should be considered an unacceptable risk. It goes beyond forgiving terrorism. It becomes an abetting in any future terrorism carried out by those released. Israel will viewed as a weak state that can be brought to its knees by extortion.

    If Israel was to release Kuntar it would be the biggest thing they ever surrendered! The Sinai Peninsula, Israel gave back under negotiations, the West Bank and Gaza Israel also gave back under negotiations of the Oslo Accords. In 1985 during the famous “Ahmed Jibril Exchange” Israel released 1200 prisoners for the release of 3 IDF soldiers, some of those prisoners who were released had blood on their hands including Kozo Okamoto who killed 22 Israelis. BUT even all those 1200 prisoners put together, cannot compare to the savage murderous act committed by Samir Kuntar. Israel also currently holds 10,000 Palestinian prisoners, some of which have been incarcerated for conspiring, carrying out, and masterminding murderous terrorist attacks (suicide bombings, shootings, etc…), which targeted Jewish civilians in Israel. BUT even all those 10,000 prisoners put together cannot compare to Kuntar.

    Kuntar could have shot little Einat or blown her up, but instead he took his loaded gun and just bludgeoned her on the head repeatedly for several minutes until she was dead! Lets not also forget, the fact, that several minutes prior to murdering Einat, Kuntar drowned her father in front of her, and forced her to watch.

    Anyone, who reads this article and does not shed a tear, is not a human being.
    What kind of country is this to release a child murderer from jail under the context of threat and extortion? If we release Kuntar, we know what message it sends to Hezbollah and other terror groups like Hamas, etc… But what obscene messages does it send to the families of those Israeli murdered, especially Smadar Haran whose daughter was beaten to death by a man who hates Jews. What Kuntar did was not only a terrorist act but should also be considered a criminal act. And what demoralizing message does it send to the Israeli troops and security services who risked their lives in order to capture and arrest the terrorists?
    There is no doubt that Goldwasser and Regev need to be unconditionally released from Lebanon, Syria, Iran or from wherever they are now being held. Olmert’s “good will gesture” has disaster written all over it. Appeasement didn’t work with Hitler and it will not work with Hezbollah. “Negotiations” will not work either for over what exactly is there to negotiate? How far will Israel go to assure its own disappearance?

    There will be nothing positive coming out of the release of Kuntar. There is no worst context of releasing prisoners than under the context of threat. But today October 15, 2007 there is chatter within Israel to drop the demand for Ron Arad for the exchange of Kuntar.

    The Official Website of Samir Kuntar
    Israel moots Kuntar prisoner swap
    (AL-JAZEERA 9/17/2006)
    Free the monster Samir Kuntar
    (Haaretz article 09/04/2006)
    Plot to free terrorist (Kuntar) may have led to fight
    (Washington Times 8/8/2006)
    Nasrallah says no deal without Samir
    (9/12/2006 BBC article “Nasrallah Demands Militant Free”)
    “Hizballah Wants Israel to Free Child-Killer”
    (Cybercast News Service, 7/18/2006)
    More than 25 years later, militant still atop Hezbollah’s list for swap
    (Seattle Times 8/16/2006)
    Why Hezbollah Attacked Israel
    (Mens News Daily 8/09/2006)
    Samir Kuntar to be released very soon
    The Jerusalem Post 1/6/2007
    Video of an interview with Smadar Haran on CBC
    (RealPlayer required)

    Comment by The Murder of Jewish Toddlers! What HEZBOLLAH is "ALL ABOUT!" | June 24, 2008

  13. This has nothing to do with the Zionist side of the story, or Israeli propoganda…Kuntar is not a freedom fighter, but a murderer, plain and simple. What he did to that 4 year old girl is *fact* — there was no shoot out on the beach. It is a testament to Israel’s mercy (and perhaps its weakness) that he was not hanged years ago. Celebrating his freedom is barbaric. There are plenty of Lebanese unjustly held in Israeli prisons…let’s be honest, Kuntar is not one of them. A killer is always a killer, and you can be sure that if he can’t draw Zionist blood, he will turn his agression on Lebanon as soon as he returns home. It is best for all if he never sees the light of day again.

    Comment by Anonymous | June 29, 2008

  14. They should drive Kuntar to wherever they are planning on making the exchange and blow his brains out right at the border.

    Kuntar is an embaresment to all Lebanese, and all of humanity. I would like to think that we as a being have progressed to a point where we can universally comdemn such horific acts, however I can only cringe at the fact that his name is even in the bargins.

    Israel is making a huge mistake, and is staining what they claim their two soldiers died ‘protecting their freedom and right to a Jewish state.’ If they believe Israel has a right to be free, they must not free Kuntar, instead they must send him back dead, just like Kizballah has send back nearly ever Jewish fighter.

    Peace is the only awnser to a free, stable and prosperous Lebanon, and with the extremists like nasrallah (I didn’t capitalize his name on purpose) it will never happen.

    Comment by Anonymous | July 15, 2008

  15. It has been said in the news paper that this man released my not even be Samir Kunta as it was many years ago this boy was taken prisoner by Isarel.Arab news says it could be another man released who Isarel wants everyone to THINK is Samir Kuntar but its realy somone else.Hala Beirut,Lebanon

    Comment by Anonymous | November 19, 2008

  16. @ Hala,

    Welcome on my page, as for the theory that Kuntar was replaced by another boy, I very much doubt that. The resemblance is too close, unless Kuntar had a twin brother we didn’t kow about.

    Comment by Marillionlb | November 20, 2008

  17. I find your website very interesting.I could not help reading some of your comments particular the most recent one,that suggests Samir Kuntar was replaced by a look alike.I have a friend in the milita Hezbollah a captain who says he and other Hezbollah milita members have dealed in cases where prisoners released from Israrel prison have not been the true identities of certain people,their features have been altered to make them look like someone elso.And these people released from prison are prisoners brainwashed while in Israelie prison by the Israelies.My Hezbollah friend thinks Samir Kuntar could have died in prison killed by the Israelies and to cover up,they,the Israelies could have altered a prisoners face and brainwashed him and made it look like Kuntar,to cover up the fact that they,the Israelies killed the real Samir whlie he was imprison.So maybe the man on TV is NOT the real Samir Kuntar.Keep up the good work I like your site very much.Ahmed,Baalbeck,Lebanon.

    Comment by Anonymous | November 21, 2008

  18. @ Ahmad,
    Thank you for your kind words and welcome on my page. My belief is such that in our corner of the woods we are (Arabs that is) more prone to conspiracy theories than even the Americans are. Regardless of whether it was the real or fake Kuntar that was freed, we as Lebanese, and moreover human beings should not have embraced him and given him a hero’s welcome. In my own opinion, nothing justifies the killing of an innocent child.

    Comment by Marillionlb | November 22, 2008

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