I have made my vehement disgust known in the matter of exchanging future Jew killers for body parts back in June: FECKLESS OLMURDERER EXCHANGES BARBARIC BABY KILLER FOR DEAD BODIES and here Golda Meir Weeps as Israel Descends into Madness. Israel "peace partner" Abbas congratulates Kuntar's family; Haniyeh: Israel will pay more (VIDEO)
It is obvious now to Isalmic jihad if they want their murderers released they must kidnap and kill Jews. It works.
This is a sad day, a tragic day for Israel and the Jewish diaspora.
The evil New York Times doesn't know
Child Killer or Brave Anti-Israel Fighter? Times Leaves It Open for Debate "Samir Kuntar will return to a hero's welcome when he crosses into Lebanon this week, 29 years after he left its shores in a rubber dinghy to kidnap Israelis....That raid went horribly wrong, leaving five people dead, a community terrorized and a nation traumatized." How would such a raid have gone "right," in the Times' eyes?
Blue Star wrote, I am boiling over, but put my anger aside and left a calm and collected voicemail for Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.
My comment: As a staunch supporter of Israel, today I am ashamed of its government. Trading live terrorists for dead soldiers works contrary to the safety of every Israeli soldier and citizen. It is also a deep wound to all those who love freedom. Moves like this will encourage more kidnappings and murders.
If you've got the chutzpah and the time, their phone number is (202)364-5500.
Samir Quntar who crushed the head of four-year-old Eynat
Haran with his rifle, was a serving four life sentences for murder in an Israeli
prison is released to a hero's welcome.
Besides bludgeoning Eynat Haran to death with rocks and his rifle, Quntar killed her father and was responsible for the death of her infant sister. He also killed two policemen in the 1979 attack in Naharia. The Israeli cabinet today approved a prisoner exchange that would free Quntar and several other prisoners in exchange for dead Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, who were kidnapped by Hizbullah in 2006. (More here at PMW).
Blue Star bemoans,
.... terrorists for dead soldiers works contrary to the safety of every Israeli soldier and citizen. It is also a deep wound to all those who love freedom. Moves like this will encourage more kidnappings and murders. To be honest now that the families are mourning for their dead, the only thing to say is the traditional greeting to mourners
"HaMakom Yenachem EtChem,
B'Toch Sh'Ar Avelei Zion V'Yerushaliyim"
Samir Kuntar freed at Lebanon border Wednesday afternoon; Hizbullah celebrations underway
Child-killer freed: A short while after the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were identified, murderer Samir Kuntar and the four Hizbullah prisoners headed to the Lebanese border.
Triumphant return â Kuntar in his new outfit (Photo: AFP)
Hizbullah's al-Manar network reported that Kuntar and the four prisoners were received by masses of supporters, cries of joy, and lively music. Following a short ceremony, the freed prisoners were set to head to Beirut for a mass rally to celebrate their release.
In his first statement after being released, Kuntar told al-Manar: "I want to congratulate all those who sacrificed for the sake of this new victory. This is the true supplement to the July victory (Second Lebanon War.) I won't say much now, I will make do with sending well-wishes to the man responsible for the promise that was fulfilled, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, and to the heroic fighters of the Islamic resistance (Hizbullah)."
Happy day in Lebanon (Photo: AFP)
While families of Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were mourning their loved ones, Hizbullah launched its celebrations Wednesday afternoon with a festive ceremony marking the arrival of the first caskets containing terrorists handed over by Israel earlier in the day.
(VIDEO) Palestinian president welcomes swap deal between Israel, Hizbullah. Hamas' prime minister in Gaza says, 'The resistance's victory proved the rightness of our way.' Spokesman for Popular Resistance Committees says kidnapping soldiers is ideal way to release Palestinian prisoners Full Story Senior Hizbullah figures and Shiite leaders took part in the ceremony, near the border with Israel. The first truck to enter Lebanon carried the bodies of 19 Hizbullah fighters.
< Earlier Wednesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hizbullah. Abbas congratulated Kuntar's family and sent his condolences to the Lebanese families receiving their loved ones' bodies as part of the deal.
Samir Kuntar's mother joined the cries of joy on Wednesday afternoon, praising Hizbullah leader Nasrallah for "the huge achievement."
< In an interview with the al-Manar network, Kuntar's mother, also known as Um Jabar, said that "there is no limit to my joy today. I cannot express my feelings. This is complete liberty. For three days I have been getting phone calls from residents of Palestine, Yemen, Morocco and other countries, who congratulate me and I congratulate them."
Check out my interview EXACTLY one year to the day, July 17, 2007, with Karnit Goldwasser. She had faith in Nassrallah "understanding". I said he's an animal -- listen
Atlas Shrugs Asks Karnit Goldwasser FREE THE SOLDIERS RALLY
PG Can I ask you with Olmert releasing Fatah terrorists ....
Karnit Goldwasser: Excused me?
PG: Olmert is releasing these terrorists from prisons with no conditions, what do you think of that?
Karnit Goldwasser : The Prime Minister
PG: Yes, Olmerde. Doesn't that make you crazy? releasing these terorists from prison?
Karnit Goldwasser : That's not quite true. I hope that Fatah .... I hope that Hamas will understand that if that want to get their people to their home, people that they wish to have at home, I hope they will see that Olmert can release people and Olmert can bring people back home in returning of Gilad Shalit.
PG: You have faith in Fatah?
PG: It's a question. I am just asking you because I don't. Everything that I have seen over the past few ....
KG: My problem is with the Hezballah. I am dealing with Hezballah, I'm not [intelligible] ... from the country. I don't know I am hoping Nasrallah will understand and if he wants to release his prisoners he has to do much more but it seems he doesn't want to release the prisoners.
PG: He's an animal
KG: What can I do? ...... What can I do?
UPDATE: Hezb'Allah circling:
Hizballah has marked the conclusion of the prisoner exchange with Israel by launching new tactics consisting of anti-air missile ambushes against Israeli Air Force flights over Lebanon and anti-ship missiles against Israel naval craft cruising off its shores.
DEBKAfile¢s military sources report that Hizballah has taken charge of the missile campaign while handing the Lebanese national army the task of attacking Israeli outposts at the Shaaba Farms enclave and the Mt. Dov slopes of the Hermon range.
It was clear Wednesday, July 16, that Hizballah was now calling the shots in Beirut when the president and government were forced to honor the spectacular heroes¢ welcome the Shiite group organized for the five imprisoned terrorists released by Israel.
Hezbollah practice nazi salute for the return child murderer (hat tip Kasper)
"Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were handing out sweets to celebrate the handover of the two coffins. Dozens of Palestinians, holding Palestinian and Lebanese flags, rejoiced at the prospect that Samir Kuntar would be freed."
"Today is a great victory for the resistance movements and to Hezbollah, said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. "It shows that the only successful way to free the prisoners is by kidnapping soldiers."
A former cellmate of Samir Kuntar, Jaber Weshah, who is now deputy director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, said: "Today is a true day of joy for all Palestinians and all freedom lovers across the world."
UPDATE: Evil on holiday:
This is the animal (Sami Kuntar) Olmert set free today to receive a "hero's welcome" in Lebanon. This is a dark day for Israel:
"After drowning Danny [the father] in the sea in front of Einat (as Ahmed Al-Brass, Mhanna Salim Al-Muayed, and Abdel Majeed Asslan served as look outs and backup cover for Kuntar), Kuntar turned his attention towards the 4 year-old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the toddler's head, knocking her to the ground. Kuntar then dragged the toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find and laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her arms, Kuntar struggled with the toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way. Once her arms were out of the way, Kuntar repeatedly beat her on the head with the butt of his rifle and stomping on her body, until blood rushed out of her ears and mouth. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued beating her over the head until her skull was crushed and she was dead." (more here is you can stand it)
The Olmert government has known that Regav and Goldwasser have been dead for 2 years.
Wolf, "Olmert deflecting attention from his own corruption has he lets monsters with blood on their hands free!"