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December 23, 2015 4:13 pm

Senior Israeli Official: Palestinians Putting Cold-Blooded Child-Killer on Pedestal Shows They Have Yet to Exorcise Terrorism From Within

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Mourning assassinated Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar in Ramallah. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

PA leaders mourning assassinated Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar in Ramallah. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

A senior Israeli government official blasted the Palestinian Authority for honoring assassinated Hezbollah arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar in Ramallah on Tuesday.

“When leading members of the PA put a cold-blooded killer of children on a pedestal and portray him as a hero, they are demonstrating before the world that they have yet to exorcise terrorism from within,” the official told The Algemeiner on Wednesday evening, mere hours after a stabbing attack left two Israelis dead and another critically wounded. “We see this also in their justification for the ongoing terror attacks against Israeli civilians, which today alone exacted a heavy price.”

The official was responding to two ceremonies that took place in the PA, one attended by members of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction, and the other actually held by the PLO Commission of Prisoner Affairs, the body established in 2014 to replace the PA Ministry of Prisoner Affairs.

Its director, Issa Qaraqe, spoke at the event and extolled Kuntar’s virtues, as pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon reported.

“We meet today in the presence of the martyr Kuntar, to honor a martyr in the name of all the Palestinian people, and to assure him and anyone who fought for Palestine that they will stay present in all of our lives; we will not forget your sacrifices; we’ll proudly tell all the generations to come about you and how Kantar rubbed the occupier’s nose in dirt,” Qaraqe eulogized.

Qarage, as Elder of Ziyon pointed out, has testified before the UN about alleged Israeli crimes, including one claim about Israeli pharmaceutical companies performing medical experiments on Palestinian prisoners.

Kuntar, who was killed in an airstrike near Damascus on Saturday night and buried in Lebanon on Monday, spent 30 years in an Israeli prison for slaughtering a man and his four-year-old daughter in Nahariyah in 1979 – first shooting the father, then bashing in the little girl’s head with the butt of his rifle. (Meanwhile, her mother was hiding in a closet with the couple’s other child, a two-year-old, whom she tragically suffocated to death while hiding from Kuntar.)

Reports that Israel was behind the targeted killing of Kuntar — released in an Israel-Hezbollah prisoner swap in 2008 — have not been confirmed by Israeli military or government officials.

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  • Stefan

    Is that a surprise ?
    Furthermore , these people , “Leaders” of the PLO are being financed for many years by Arab & EU countries !
    Sometime directly to their personal account , why to stop ?
    Who cares about the facts ?
    AS LONG AS THESE “SHEATHEAD” people continue to educate their children for hatred , violence and telling their narratives – stolen from Israel – it c a n t be any arrangement ! We don’t trust anybody , until we ‘ll get the proofs !

  • Tone Lechtzier

    Shalom, pussy foot, pussy foot… concessions have proven useless since the founding of Israel. ” Israel stands alone.” The present United Snakes of America Government is no friend, or to be trusted. The first priority of Bibi is to ensure the safety of Israeli’s. Not grovel to external opinion. Giving territory back was a massive blunder, as was evicting Jewish settlers. No wonder more Jews do not relocate to Israel. Take some lessons from Putin. ” They need us, we don’t need them.” Giving more isn’t always the answer, it depends on appreciation.

  • Tone Lechtzier

    Shalom, we have been expelled from many Countries,
    it’s far past time to deport the Arabs from Israel. How many Jewish lives does it take? There is wide spread poverty amongst Jews in Israel, there would be far more employment opportunities for Jews sans the Arabs. Who cares what the heathen world says, our lives are more important. Wake up Bibi, kick them ALL
    OUT. The only reason Arab countries will not accept them is because they are a proxy for terrorism in Israel… duh… get it yet?

  • When leaders of the PLO terrorist entity honored Samir Kuntar, they confirmed their intentions of never recognizing the Jewish State of Israel. The PLO terrorist entity cannot be trusted because it practices deceit as a virtue. Israel must end the PLO occupation, and restore a Jewish culture of life there.

  • steven L

    Nasrallah, the rat of Lebanon is in hiding. So much so that he will get osteoporosis. His time will come.

  • Mark_NY

    “… how Kuntar rubbed the occupier’s nose in the dirt.” This describing a man who bashed in a four year old child’s head with a rifle butt, killing her. How can anyone in their right mind seriously expect Israelis to put their trust in a society whose individuals glorify such horrific murderers. Are they any different then the Nazi slaughterers who justified the gassing and incineration of Jews on the grounds that they were vermin? Are the anti-Zionist anti-Semites in this world ever going to wake up to the realities of the Middle East?

    • Andrew

      Yes the anti Semites are awakening from their absurd delusion of ‘peace at Israel’s cost’ and that is the Islamic invasion. HaShem has a way of rewarding those who choose against his people and land and Torah. Barauch HaShem.

  • Myron Slater

    This shows that they can not be trusted, whatever they say, is a lie! The only way to have peace, is to wipe out the leadership!

  • Mickey Oberman

    Kuntar is the only kind of hero the pseudo Palestinians have.

    Do you really think there is the slightest chance for peace with the vermin who idolize mass murderers, child killers and those who attack helpless old women?

    They are completely lacking in human morality. They well deserve the suffering and misery their leaders and they themselves have brought down upon their heads.

  • ART

    Everytime Obama/kerry Hillary the EU or anyone else tells Israel to make a “good faith gesture” or a unilateral concession Israel MUST respond with a firm NO and point to the attacks, incitement, deification of murderers, payment to murderers as proof that the pa has no intention of actually working for peace.
    Under Oslo and its spawn the pa was OBLIGATED to normalize relations and stop incitement an terror, the PA has proven it has NO intention of doing so. The pa has repeatedly, even in English stated that they intend to take over ALL of Israel from the Jordan to the sea, a greater pa if you will.