Kuntar Pledge to Nasrallah: I Shall Continue Path of Terrorism

Terrorist Samir Kuntar pledged in a letter from his Israeli prison cell to return to terrorism if freed in a prisoner swap deal with Hizbull

Hana Levi Julian ,

Samir Kuntar, Lebanese Druze arch-terrorist
Samir Kuntar, Lebanese Druze arch-terrorist
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Samir Kuntar, the star terrorist in the continuing drama over negotiations with Hizbullah terrorists, pledged in a recent letter to the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah his intention to continue the path of terror if and when he is freed.

According to Palestinian Media Watch, Kuntar expressed in the letter, published in the Al-Hayat Al-Jadida newspaper, his longing to rejoin the battle. The letter was published less than a week after the February 13 assassination of Hizbullah's second-in-command, Imad Mughniyeh.

Kuntar's letter stated, "May peace be unto you, Hajj Imad. My oath and pledge is that my place will be at the battlefront, which is soaked in the sweat of your giving, and the blood of the most beloved among men [ a reference to terrorists who give up their lives for the cause] and that I shall continue down the path until complete victory... I give to you, Sir Abu Hadi [Hassan Nasrallah] and to all the Jihad fighters, my congratulations and renewed loyalty."

German mediators have worked for months to win the return of kidnapped IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev from captivity by Hizbullah. No proof that they are alive has ever been provided. The guerrilla group, for its part, is determined to free Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze serving four life sentences in an Israeli prison.

Kuntar was responsible for the murders of four Israelis, including two toddlers, during an attack he led on Nahariyah in 1979. The brutality of the attack inspired the judge to sentence the terrorist to one of the longest prison sentences ever handed down in the Jewsh State.

Kuntar, who belonged at the time to the Palestine Liberation Front terrorist group, first murdered 28-year-old Dani Haran, then crushed his 4-year-old daughter Eynat's skull with his rifle butt. He then killed a police officer. Eynat's 2-year-old sister Yael also died in the attack, accidentally suffocated to death by her terrified mother while hiding during from Kuntar.