Hizbullah: Terrorist Leader Samir Kuntar Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Syria

(Reuters-Times of Israel) - Mariam Karouny Lebanese militant leader Samir Kuntar was killed in an Israeli strike in Damascus early on Sunday, Hizbullah said. Kuntar had joined Hizbullah after being released from an Israeli jail in a prisoner swap in 2008. In 1979, Kuntar, then a member of the Palestine Liberation Front, participated in a brutal raid from Lebanon in which he helped kidnap an Israeli family from Nahariya, then smashed the head of a four-year-old Israeli girl, Einat Haran, with his rifle butt, killing her. Three other Israelis, including her father, Danny Haran, were killed in the attack. After 29 years in an Israeli prison, he was released and helped to organize terror cells on the Golan Heights and elsewhere charged with carrying out attacks against Israel.

2015-12-21 00:00:00

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