Not long ago I wrote a post which addressed the question of Who is Samir Kuntar? At the age of 16, Kuntar became a hero to the Palestinian people, and now to Jew-haters everywhere, by slaughtering an unarmed man and his 4 year old daughter. Hezbollah began the current war with Israel by killing Israeli soldiers and seizing 2 young Israeli soldiers, with the express goal, often stated explicitly by Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, of trading the soldiers for prisoners held by Israel. Every time Nasrallah has made this statement, he has mentioned Samir Kuntar by name. Kuntar is emblematic of the kind of inhuman monster that is considered a hero to many of the people of the Middle East.
Last week I received a note from Daniel Brook thanking me for my post on Kuntar. He is a nephew of Danny Haran:
Dear Charles of LGF, owner of shrinkwrapped.blogs.com, your supportive readers, and everyone who has blogged about terrorist Samir Kuntar's triple murder,
I'd like to thank you for your blog entries about the terrorist Samir Kuntar. As you know, on April 22, 1979, a group of terrorists led by Samir Kuntar murdered 28-year-old Danny Haran by machine gun, then murdered his 4-year-old daughter Einat Haran by smashing her head in, and also causing the death of 2-year-old Yael, as her mother, Smadar, tried to protect her.
These were members of my family and I know that Danny's mother, Nina, who is very elderly now, and his father, David, who died a few years ago, would be particularly grateful for your support that the terrorist Samir Kuntar should serve the full three life sentences that he received for his cowardly acts of cold-blooded murder.