Will Hezbollah retaliate for the assassination of Samir Kuntar?
by Yossi Melman
December 20, 2015
The big question disturbing Israel after the assassination of Samir Kuntar is whether Hezbollah will respond, and if so, how and on which front. The answer to this question does not solely depend on the Lebanese Shi’ite group, but depends mainly on what Hezbollah’s masters in Tehran decide. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has already said in the past that the group will retaliate to any attempted strike by Israel, and indeed, following the assassination of Jihad Mughniyeh in a Golan Heights attack attributed to Israel several months ago, Hezbollah ambushed the IDF in the Har Dov area and hit an army vehicle, killing two soldiers…In the attack attributed to the Israel Air Force – in which missiles were launched at a building in a neighborhood of Damascus – in addition to Kuntar, Farho Sha’alan, his partner in his terror enterprise and additional field commanders were also killed…the reason for his assassination is not his past actions, but rather the danger he currently poses and his potential to continue to carry out terror activities against Israel. READ MORE
Child murderer Samir Kuntar receives a hero’s welcome
Wikipedia: On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, [Samir Kuntar] participated in the murder of an Israeli policeman and the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis and two of his fellow kidnappers. Kuntar and his team broke into an apartment building and kidnapped a father, 31-year-old Danny Haran, and his 4-year-old daughter, Einat, taking them to a nearby beach and killing them. In Israel, Kuntar is considered the perpetrator of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in the country’s history. Newsweek states that the details of Kuntar’s attack are “so sickening they give pause even to some of Israel’s enemies.”