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Israel-Hizbullah: the foolish swap

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In fact, “foolish” is the less aggressive expression for this decision of the Jewish Government. Yes, I understand that Jewish people want their dead to be buried of a certain way, but is that reason enough for the change?:

(…) The sorrow that swept across Israel with the images of the coffins contrasted sharply with the hero’s welcome that awaited convicted killer Samir Kantar upon his return to a homeland he left 29 years ago to set out on his deadly mission.

ISRAEL OUTIn this Thursday July 7, 2005 file photo, Samir Kantar, ...
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In this Thursday July 7, 2005 file photo, Samir Kantar, a Lebanese militant serving multiple life terms for a 1979 attack on an Israeli town in which four Israelis were killed, is seen in his cell at Hadarim prison near the town of Tel-Mond, north of Tel Aviv.

(AP Photo/Reuven Kastro, File )

In the Gaza Strip, controlled by the violently anti-Israel Hamas group, the spectacle of the coffins drew people into the street in celebration, and sweets were passed around. (sweetly peaceful, hein?).

(…) n the dead of night on April 22, 1979, Kantar and three other gunmen made their way in a rubber dinghy from Lebanon to the sleepy Israeli coastal town of Nahariya, five miles south of the border.

There, in a hail of gunfire and exploding grenades, they killed a policeman who stumbled upon them, then burst into the apartment of Danny Haran, herding him and his 4-year-old daughter out of the house at gunpoint to the beach below, where they were killed.

The attack is seared in Israel’s collective consciousness because witnesses recounted that Kantar shot Danny Haran in front of his child, then killed her by smashing her skull against a rock with his rifle butt.

Haran’s wife, Smadar, who had fled into a crawl space in the family apartment with her 2-year-old daughter, accidentally smothered the child with her hand while trying to stifle her cries.

In this undated family photo made available by Israel's Maariv ...
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In this undated family photo made available by Israel’s Maariv newspaper,Tuesday, July 15, 2008, Israeli Danny Haran, killed by Lebanese militant Samir Kantar on April 22, 1979, is seen with his daughters Eynat,4, left, and Yael, 2, at the times of their deaths, in the coastal town of Nahariya, northern Israel.

(AP Photo/Maariv,HO)

Kantar, who acted on behalf of a militant Palestinian faction, denies killing the older child and has never expressed remorse over the incident. He was 16 years old at the time.

Israelis think this man is the embodiement of evil. I do too.

These undated photos made available by the families show captured ...
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These undated photos made available by the families show captured Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev, 26, left, and Ehud Goldwasser, 31, right. Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas handed over two black coffins Wednesday containing the bodies of Regev and Goldwasser and Israel set free the perpetrator of one of the grisliest attacks in its history, part of a dramatic prisoner swap that promised to boost the radical Islamic militia and close a painful chapter from Israel’s 2006 war in Lebanon.

(AP Photo, Files)

This swap is entirely disgusting: changing the corpses of two soldiers to give away such monster alive, along with 4 others, similar guys with no remorse of their crimes. The only positive thing I see is that the poor Israeli soldiers are going to rest in peace with their families finally.

Hezbollah senior officials Sayyed Ibrahim al-Amin (L), Sheikh ...

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Hezbollah senior officials Sayyed Ibrahim al-Amin (L), Sheikh Nabil Kawooq (C) and Hassan Fadlallah laugh during celebrations after receiving the remains of Hezbollah and Palestinian fighters at the Naqoura border point with Israel July 16, 2008.

REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)

And Nasrallah has reappeared to “celebrate” this victory:

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Hasan Nasrala (dcha.) saluda junto a Samir Kantar (izq.) en el estadio de Rayeh, en Beirut. (Foto: AFP)

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Written by Claudia

July 17, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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