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December 21, 2015 6:19 pm

Abbas’ Fatah Organization Hails Assassinated Hezbollah Terror Master Samir Kuntar on Day of Funeral

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The video clip of a speech Samir Kuntar gave in Lebanon, posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page on the day of his funeral. Photo: Screenshot.

The official Facebook page of the Fatah political faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, on Monday lauded Hezbollah official and arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar, assassinated on Saturday night in Damascus, pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon reported.

Fatah uploaded a video clip of a speech Kuntar gave in Lebanon, to coincide with his funeral there on Monday.

In the video, Kuntar says, “I returned today from Palestine, but believe me… I am prepared to go back to Palestine.” Among the comments below the posting are sentiments such as, “Allah rest his soul.”

Elder of Ziyon pointed out that this honoring of Kuntar – whom Israel is accused of assassinating – comes not from terrorist organizations, such as Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, but rather from Fatah, considered by the international community to be moderate, two-state-solution-seekers.

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“This is an extreme case where every civilized person must be appalled by a terrorist who took credit for killing a four-year-old child,” said Dr. Dan Schueftan, director of the National Security Studies Center at Haifa University.

Schueftan, an expert on Mideast affairs, was referring to Kuntar’s particularly heinous slaughter of an Israeli family in Nahariya in 1979, when he was 16 years old.

But, Schueftan told The Algemeiner, “It turns out that nothing is too low or too barbaric — even for the mainstream of the Palestinian national movement — to adulate when it comes to killing innocent Jews. Though Fatah at the moment is reluctant to use massive terrorism, for fear of Israeli counter-measures, it still educates its public to call a child-murderer a hero and a saint.”

Kuntar served 30 years in an Israeli jail, until his release in 2008, as part of a prisoner swap with Hezbollah, which returned the bodies of IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, kidnapped and killed during the 2006 Second War in Lebanon, in exchange for five Palestinian terrorists.

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  • Mickey Oberman

    May I please see ALL the comments?

    Why are they kept hidden?

    Would a live human being please answer my request and my question.

  • Mickey Oberman

    May I please see the 8 comments?

  • Fsmid

    This double straregic play/game paralizies further diplomatic solutions…It’s a pity that a lot of countries, whom should know better, fall for these dirty tricks !
    The 2 Gaza wars and the last Libanon war shows that returning land for peace is not possible without an umbrella of security, also garanteed by the superpowers US, Russia and EU… When the countries like Iran and Qatar mantaine the sponsors of Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah there will be no solution, also the coruption and depending of the subsedising by UN and EU etc is a obstacle for lasting peace…It’s proven that par example Hamas gains with the continued tensions, because they are creating a shortage of goods
    and makes a lot of money with the black market prices…and like a maffia familie they creates schools etc, as window dressing for there dirty tricks…

  • Lauren Goldman

    Since Abbas (and by extension, Fatah) praises every terrorist, what makes this a news item?

  • Joe Nisehair

    Is it just me or is the fellow rather aptly named: Kunt-ar. I hope Israel keeps it up, the world needs a few less Kunt-ars.

  • Mordecai Ben Natan

    and the world still wants a palestinian state next to Israel.
    That will lead to more bloodshed, and terrorism from Abbas and his murderers.
    Abbas is a lier and dangerous terrorist who shouild be arrested for war crimes, and the responsibility for incitement for murder.

    That swine or should I call him a pig, honours killer of Jews, and names streets, schools, parks etc after murderers.

    He even gives those killes a military funeral.

    Time for Israel to really crack down on Abbas and the imams who incite hatred and murder.
    The PA is a terrorist organisation and should be eliminated.

  • John Cohen

    Thank you Ruthie for making the world a wee bit more aware of what exactly Abbas and his followers are. the statement in the artice “comes not from terrorist organizations, such as Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, but rather from Fatah, considered by the international community to be moderate,” is absolutely incorrect vis-a-vis Fatah. They are all of the same ilk. They’re bent on the destruction of Israel and it matters not to any of them how this is to be achieved, but the International community is eith too blind to see this or they see it and because of their anti-Israel/Semitic feelings, they choose to ignore it.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Who else other than murderers and paedophiles and rapists do Muslims have to laud and idolize and praise to Allah?

  • nelson marans

    There never was a murderer of Israelis, whether women, children or babies, that Mahmoud Abbas has not praised. It is time that Israel says that Abbas has to go, whether by leaving the country or abdicating from power. The shame is that the U. S.does not agree, coddling this murderer.

  • Stein

    How is it possible for ‘every civilized person be appalled’, when Israel itself continues to legitimize and support the Islamist terrorist organizations, Fatah and the PA?

    • Barry

      It continues to legitimize them because of the political pressure applied by Western govts. The threat of sanctions hangs heavy over the country, and that from the beginning of American and European involvement/meddling of the “peace” process.