Daily Israel Report
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  7/16/2008, Tammuz 13, 5768

Lebanon Prepares to Honor Kuntar


Thousands of Lebanese are expected to celebrate the release of child-killer Samir Kuntar Wednesday, following his release from Israel's Hadarim Prison.

President Shimon Peres pardoned Kuntar Tuesday for the murder of four year-old Einat Haran and her father Danny in 1979, and the murderer with be transferred to the Red Cross at 9 AM in exchange for IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. It is not known if Regev and Goldwasser are dead or alive.

Kuntar will then be transported to Beirut for a massive celebration. Members of Lebanon's ruling coalition and opposition parties are expected to participate in the rally.