Israel's willingness to trade live terrorists for dead soldiers means they will have more dead soldiers and dead civilians!
On Wednesday, Israel released five terrorists held prisoner for the bodies of two dead soldiers, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. The two soldiers were kidnapped in a cross border raid into Israel by Hezbollah that sparked the war in July 2006 that also included Hezbollah rockets raining down on civilians in Israel. The bodies of the two soldiers were held hostage for the release of Samir Kuntar, held in Israeli prison since 1979 after being convicted for murdering three Israeli citizens, including a young girl.
Israel releases child killing monster
Samir Kuntar illegally crossed into Israel from Lebanon by boat with a group of three other Palestinanin Liberation Front fighters on April 22, 1979. Once onshore in the coastal town of Nahariya, they murdered a policeman, then broke into the apartment of the Haran family where they took father Danny Haran and 4 year old daughter Einat hostage. The mother Smadar Haran, was able to hide in a crawl space above the bedroom with her two year-old daughter Yael, and a neighbor. Yael was accidentally smothered to death by her mother who held her hand over her mouth to keep her from crying out.
Danny and Einat were taken to the beach where eyewitnesses reported he was shot in front of 4 year old Einat and drowned in the sea by Kuntar who then took Einat and bashed her head upon the rocks until she was dead.
Kuntar's murderous rampage made him an instant celebrity among the terrorists of Lebanon. The PLO mastermind Abu Abas, who U.S. forces found in Iraq in 2003, set up the attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro, where U.S. citizen Leon Klinghoffer was pushed overboard in his wheel chair. One demand from the hijackers of the Achille Lauro was the release of Kuntar and other Lebanese prisoners held by Israel.
Hezbollah used other murderous methods to gain release of Kuntar leading up to the war they unleashed on Israel in 2006. Countless scores of people, including many Lebanese civilians have died to serve the cause of this monster.
Hezbollah Celebrates "Victory"
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah cam out of hiding today to hail the release of Kuntar in a public celebration.
But aside from the long overdue funerals for Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev there will be no celebrations in Israel.
And neither will be no birthdays or weddings to celebrate for 4 year old Einat. No justice for her at all.
One thing is certain: Hezbollah has learned they can continue to perpetrate these crimes with impunity and that Israel will eventually buckle and return even the most psychotic killer so he may plot again.
There will be more stories like that of 4 year old Einat as a result of this travesty!