Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Murder of Klinghoffer rooted in the Signing of the Camp David Accords "Peace Treaty" and Samir Kuntar Terrorist Release. One of the links in a Chain of Terror and Violence. History lesson repeating itself Hashem Yismor.....

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Let us study the historical backdrop and ongoing current events surrounding the Opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" scheduled to be performed at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan. 

Let us go back in history and look into the root of the matter.  We will find that Palestinian terror attack on the cruise ship the Achille Lauro is related to the signing of Camp David accords in April 1979. http://muqtafi.birzeit.edu/InterDocs/images/284.pdf  Let us begin.

Timeline: Samir Kuntar and a Chain of Violence and Terror starting from the Camp David Accords: 


September 17, 1978: Camp David Accords:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David_Accords 
The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following thirteen days of secret negotiations at Camp David.  Please read the letters of Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Jimmy Carter where the first expulsion of Settlers  from Sinai was put into motion.  As a side note, let me mention that Menachem Begin was as right wing a Prime Minister as they come.  (Let this be a warning to Prime Minister Netanyahu).
The Signing of the"Peace Treaty"  Camp David Peace Accords led to the Terror attack on Nahariya in 1979.  This led to the hijacking of Achille Lauro and the Murder of Klinghoffer.  It led to other links in the chain of terror as will be noted below.  

26 March 1979  The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt%E2%80%93Israel_Peace_Treaty
 (Hebrew: הסכם השלום בין ישראל למצרים‎, Heskem HaShalom Bein Yisrael LeMitzrayim; Arabic: معاهدة السلام المصرية الإسرائيلية‎, Mu`āhadat as-Salām al-Misrīyah al-'Isrā'īlīyah) was signed in Washington, D.C. on 26 March 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. The Egypt–Israel treaty was signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter.[1]

April 1979: Official document with the Seal of the Israeli Knesset entitled "The Camp David Accords  http://muqtafi.birzeit.edu/InterDocs/images/284.pdf  
 This document with the Seal of the Israeli Knesset is entitled "The Camp David Accords - Documents Pertaining to the Conclusion of Peace." Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Embassy of Israel, Washington DC.   

April 22, 1979  Nahariya Attack.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nahariya_attack  A day after the attack, Abu Abbas, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front announced from Beirut that the terrorist attack in Nahariya had been carried out "to protest the signing of the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty" at Camp David the previous year. 

At age 16Samir Kuntar (born July 20, 1962 in Abey, Lebanon), led a group of four PLF militants who entered Israel from Lebanon by boat. The group members led by Kuntar included Abdel Majeed Aslan (born in 1955), Muhanna Salim Al-Muayyad (born in 1960) and Ahmad al-Abras (born in 1949). They all belonged to the PLF under the leadership of Abu Abbas. The group departed from the seashore of Tyre in Southern Lebanon using a 55 horse-powered motorized rubber boat with an 88 km/h speed. The goal of the operation was to attack Nahariya, 10 kilometers away from the Lebanese border. They named it "Operation Nasser".  Please note the date with the Seal of the Knesset of the "Camp David Accords" was April 1979 corresponding with the terror attack in Nahariya".  Please note that no one can even claim that this Terror Attack in Nahariya was happenstance. It was linked to the Camp David accords.  Abu Abbas clearly makes the connection. Around midnight they arrived at the coastal town of Nahariya. The four killed a policeman, Eliyahu Shahar, who came across them. The group then entered a building on Jabotinsky Street where they formed two groups. One group broke into the apartment of the Haran family before police reinforcements had arrived. They took 31 year-old Danny Haran hostage along with his four year-old daughter, Einat. According to Samir Kuntar, Danny Haran would not let go of his daughter and come with them alone. The mother, Smadar Haran, was able to hide in a crawl space above the bedroom with her two year-old daughter Yael, and a neighbor.

Now let's continue to follow this chain of terror till today.....

So Samir Kuntar was sitting in Israeli Jail for one of the most brutal terror attacks recorded in Israeli history and Abu Abbas wanted his release. Several years later, the Palestinian Liberation Front seized the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship, demanding that Israel release Kuntar, along with 50 Palestinian prisoners, though Kuntar was the only prisoner specifically named. 
April 23, 1982 Yamit Evacuation http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Yamit-residents-remember-a-lost-paradise https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/yamit.html Evacuation of Yamit, which Israel left in 1982 along with 15 other settlements in the peninsula as a result of the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt. The Yamit bloc of settlements was set up in 1975 to serve as a buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, and Israel had dreams of turning Yamit into a major city with a deep water seaport,
October 7, 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achille_Lauro_hijacking.  
The hijackers killed a wheelchair-using Jewish American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, during this raid and had his body and wheelchair thrown overboard.

Prosecute Abu Abbas 
by Smadar Haran Kaiser
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Prosecute_Abu_Abbas.asp
The world should know what Abu Abbas did to my family.

Smadar Haran Kaiser writes: Abu Abbas, the former head of a Palestinian terrorist group who was captured in Iraq on April 15, is infamous for masterminding the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. But there are probably few who remember why Abbas's terrorists held the ship and its 400-plus passengers hostage for two days. It was to gain the release of a Lebanese terrorist named Samir Kuntar, who is locked up in an Israeli prison for life. Kuntar's name is all but unknown to the world. But I know it well. Because almost a quarter of a century ago, Kuntar murdered my family.  (read the article in full below)......  The release of this same terrorist is reason for attack on Israel....

2000  Hezbollah cross-border raid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_Hezbollah_cross-border_raid


In the 2000 Hezbollah cross-border raid Hezbollah militants captured three IDF soldiers; Benny Avraham, Adi Avitan and Omar Sawaid, while they were patrolling the security fence along the border with Lebanon, and took them across the border. It is not clear when or under which circumstances the three soldiers died. Their bodies were returned to Israel in a prisoner exchange on 29 January 2004.

Hezbollah (pronounced /ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː/; Arabic: حزب الله‎ Ḥizbu 'llāh, literally "Party of Allah" or "Party of God")—also transliterated Hizbullah, Hizballah, etc.—is a Shi'a Islamist militant group and political party based in Lebanon.Hezbollah's paramilitary wing is the Jihad Council. After the death of Abbas al-Musawi in 1992, the organisation has been headed by Hassan Nasrallah, its Secretary-General. The United States, France,the Gulf Cooperation Council, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands,  the European Union and Israel classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, in whole or in part.  
After the 1982 invasion, Israel occupied a strip of south Lebanon, which was controlled by a militia supported by Israel, the South Lebanon Army. Hezbollah waged a guerilla campaign against them; with the collapse of the SLA, Israel withdrew on May 24, 2000. 

2003  Israel released about 400 Prisoners in exchange for businessman Elchanan Tenenbaum and the bodies of the 3 Soldiers held by Hezbollah since 2000.  

Samir Kuntar not released

According to Leonard A. Cole, In 2003 Samadar Haran, http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/09/become-educated-klinghoffers-murder-and.html  only survivor of her family in the attack in Nahariya opposed the release of Samir Kuntar in exchange for the bodies of the 3 Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah during the 2000 Hezbollah cross-border raid, and for Elchanan Tannenbaum, the Israeli businessman and former IDF colonel who was kidnapped by Hezbollah in Dubai after being lured out of Israel under the false pretenses of a drug deal.  Although Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah insisted, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that "The murder of a family in Israel is unforgivable" and refused to release Kuntar. At the end Nasrallah backed down and Kuntar was not released in the 2003 swap., Israel agreed to release around 400 prisoners in exchange for businessman Elchanan Tenenbaum and the bodies of three soldiers held by Hezbollah since 2000. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah refused to accept the deal unless it included Samir Kuntar. "Hezbollah's conditions have become clear and defined, and we are sticking to them in all circumstances", Nasrallah declared in his statement. Israel then agreed to release Samir Kuntar on condition that Hezbollah provided "solid evidence" as to the fate of Ron Arad, an air force navigator missing in Lebanon since 1986.

  Inspired by the prisoner swap, Hamas vowed, a few days later, that they would also abduct Israeli soldiers to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners. 

Hassan Nasrallah simultaneously told his supporters that Hezbollah would continue to kidnap Israelis until "not a single prisoner" remained inside Israeli jails.  Samir Kuntar, had killed a family of three in the Israeli town of Nahariya in 1979. Nasrallah, having failed to release Kuntar and the two other men, declared that Hezbollah would "reserve the right" to capture Israeli soldiers until the men were freed.

Between 2000–2005, Hezbollah attacked the IDF at Shebaa/Har Dov 33 times, resulting in seven Israeli soldiers killed in action, three taken prisoner, and dozens wounded.


August 2005  Gush Katif Expulsion http://gushkatifbook.com/extracts-from-the-book/
Michael Freund writes: 
Israel's hasty retreat set the stage for its disastrous war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Don't believe me? Well, just ask Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yiftah Ron-Tal, who served as commander of IDF ground forces at the time of the Gaza retreat. In an interview with an Israeli newspaper in October 2006, here is what the general had to say: "In the year preceding the withdrawal, the army trained mostly for dismantling communities, and that prevented it from preparedness for the war in Lebanon. The training for the withdrawal not only prevented preparedness for such a war, but dragged it away from the consensus as a people's army. It is nearly certain that the excitement of those who led the decision and implementation of this is directly tied to the big failure in Lebanon." Furthermore, added Gen. Ron-Tal, "I still cannot understand how Israel gave up parts of its land willingly and with abandon, and how the residents connected to that land were turned into criminals, instead of raising their dedication as a banner of preserving the Jewish identity of the State of Israel."  
   
July 12 2006  Cross Border attack by Lebanon-based Hizbollah militants http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War  killing 3 Israeli soldiers 
abducting 2 soldiers Ehud Goldwasser, 31, and Eldad Regev, 26, .

http://hedgehogcentral.blogspot.com/2006/09/hezbollah-demands-release-of-terrorist.html
The contrast between Kuntar and the Israeli hostage prisoners, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, could not be more stark. Goldwasser and Regev are soldiers who were kidnapped by Hezbollah in an unprovoked military raid across an internationally recognized border, accompanied by indiscriminate shelling of Israeli towns. The sole purpose of that raid was to take hostages to use in a prisoner exchange to release people such as Kuntar. Kuntar is a cold-blooded murderer who shot a man to death in front of his 4-year old daughter, so that would be her last living sight, and then bludgeoned her to death.

Hezbollah video shows preparations for 2006 kidnapping of two IDF soldiers http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-releases-video-of-2006-kidnapping-of-two-IDF-soldiers-320559  Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV revealed details of the kidnapping of two IDF soldiers, which led to the 2006 Lebanon war. The video shows what appears to be Hezbollah forces preparing for the mission in the same place where the 2006 kidnapping took place.

The 2006 Hezbollah cross-border raid was a cross-border attack carried out by Lebanon-based Hezbollah militants on an Israeli military patrol on 12 July 2006 on Israeli territory.

Using rockets fired on several Israeli towns as a diversion; Hezbollah militants crossed from Lebanon into Israel and ambushed two Israeli Army vehicles, killing three soldiers and abducting two other soldiers. Another five soldiers were killed inside Lebanese territory in a failed rescue attempt. Hezbollah demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the abducted soldiers. Israel refused and launched a large-scale military campaign across Lebanon in response to the Hezbollah incursion. This marked the start of the 2006 Lebanon War.

Hezbollah Puts Convicted Killer Atop Wish List. Group wants to trade two Israeli soldiers for prisoners, one of whom took part in deadly raid.

BEIRUT — At the top of the list of prisoners Hezbollah says it wants in exchange for two captured Israeli soldiers is Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese prisoner believed to be the longest-held in Israel.

Family members in Beirut are hopeful that Israel will release Kuntar, who is serving multiple life sentences for murder and terrorism in Hadarim Prison for his role in a 1979 raid on a Jewish settlement that left four people dead, including a 4-year-old girl.

"I feel that it is finally time for him," said Bassam Kuntar, a Beirut newspaper editor who was an infant when his brother, then 16, went off on a mission inside Israel for the Palestine Liberation Front.

In 2004, Israel was widely reported to be willing to release Kuntar in exchange for information from Hezbollah about the fate of Israeli airman Ron Arad, who has been missing since his plane was downed over Lebanon in 1986. ...http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/aug/7/20060807-111009-8857r/ No such information was handed over, and Kuntar remained in Israeli custody.It was then that Sheik Nasrallah, who has always prided himself on keeping his word, warned he would capture more Israeli soldiers in order to win Kuntar’s release. Hezbollah made a bid to capture Israeli soldiers earlier this year at another point on the border, but the attempt ended with several dead Hezbollah men and no Israeli casualties. Last month, [in July] with the capture of the two soldiers, a smiling Sheik Nasrallah appeared on TV to announce that he had kept his word — apparently triggering the present conflict that has claimed more than 1,000 Lebanese and almost 100 Israeli lives.

Lebanese Minister of Labor Tarrad Hamadeh, a university philosophy professor and Hezbollah sympathizer, said in an interview that the main motive for the group's brash July 12 raid was to grab hostages to use as bargaining chips in a prisoner trade for three Lebanese it says are in Israel's jails.

...Kuntar's family appealed to the families of Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser, 31, and Eldad Regev, 26, to put pressure on the Israeli government for Samir Kuntar's release. The two soldiers were captured in the July 12 Hezbollah raid inside Israel that set off the current conflict.

Prisoner swapping is a common and deadly game in the Middle East.

 Two years later, on 16 July 2008, the bodies of the two abducted soldiers were returned to Israel by Hezbollah in exchange for Samir Kuntar and four Hezbollah prisoners.

Hezbollah originally named the cross-border operation "Freedom for Samir Al-Quntar and his brothers", but eventually shortened it to "Operation Truthful Promise".[2]

On 12 July 2006, militants from the group Hezbollah fired rockets at Israeli border towns as a diversion for an anti-tank missile attack on two armored Humvees patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. The ambush left three soldiers dead. Two Israeli soldiers were abducted and taken by Hezbollah to Lebanon. Five more were killed in Lebanon, in a failed rescue attempt. Hezbollah demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the abducted soldiers. Israel refused and responded with airstrikes and artillery fire on targets in Lebanon. Israel attacked both Hezbollah military targets and Lebanese civilian infrastructure, including Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a ground invasion of southern Lebanon. Israel also imposed an air and naval blockade. Hezbollah then launched more rockets into northern Israel and engaged the IDF in guerrilla warfare from hardened positions.

The conflict is believed to have killed at least 1,191–1,300 Lebanese people, and 165 Israelis.[48] It severely damaged Lebanese civil infrastructure, and displaced approximately one million Lebaneseand 300,000–500,000 Israelis.

On 11 August 2006, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 (UNSCR 1701) in an effort to end the hostilities. The resolution, which was approved by both the Lebanese and Israeli governments the following days, called for disarmament of Hezbollah, for withdrawal of Israel from Lebanon, and for the deployment of Lebanese soldiers and an enlarged United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the south. UNIFIL was given an expanded mandate, including the ability to use force to ensure that their area of operations was not used for hostile activities, and to resist attempts by force to prevent them from discharging their duties. The Lebanese army began deploying in southern Lebanon on 17 August 2006. The blockade was lifted on 8 September 2006. On 1 October 2006, most Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, though the last of the troops continued to occupy the border-straddling village of Ghajar In the time since the enactment of UNSCR 1701 both the Lebanese government and UNIFIL have stated that they will not disarm Hezbollah. 

The remains of the two captured soldiers, whose fates were unknown, were returned to Israel on 16 July 2008 as part of a prisoner exchange.

July 17, 2008 Prisoners' Homecoming a Triumph for Hezbollah.  Samir Kuntar Released.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, greeted a crowd in Beirut on Wednesday with Samir Kuntar standing beside him. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/world/middleeast/17lebanon.html?pagewanted=all 

What does Samir Kuntar has to say after his release http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jul/19/lebanon.israelandthepalestinians 
Over four years Chen Kotes-Bar, an Israeli journalist and daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, spoke to prisoner 562885 ... the man behind a brutal terrorist act that is seared into her country's consciousness. This is an account of their extraordinary conversations

July 5, 2014 Report: Mossad assassinated Samir Kuntar's right hand man
Lebanese paper Al Akhbar reports Mwafaq Badiyeh was killed by explosive planted on his car by Israeli agents; Syrian opposition says he died in battle against rebels. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4538149,00.html Security sources" told the paper that Badiyeh's car's explosion was caused by an explosive device planted on his car by "Mossad agents." These sources claim the assassination was a response to rockets fired from Syria to Israel in March,  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4493934,00.html that the Syrian army and Hezbollah were responsible for.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samir_Kuntar

Treatment in prison[edit]

During his imprisonment, Kuntar married Kifah Kayyal (born in 1963), an Israeli Arab woman who is an activist on behalf of militant prisoners. They later divorced. While they were married, she received a monthly stipend from the Israeli government, an entitlement due to her status as a wife of a prisoner.[19] Kayyal is an Israeli citizen of Palestinian origin from Acre, now residing in Ramallah, who was then serving a life sentence for her activities in the Palestine Liberation Front.[24] They had no children. In addition, while in prison Kuntar participated in a program under which Palestinian security prisoners took online courses from the Open University of Israel, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social and Political Science.[25]

Negotiations for release[edit]

Several years later, the Palestinian Liberation Front seized the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship, demanding that Israel release Kuntar, along with 50 Palestinian prisoners, though Kuntar was the only prisoner specifically named. The hijackers killed a wheelchair-using Jewish American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, during this raid and had his body and wheelchair thrown overboard.
In 2003, Israel agreed to release around 400 prisoners in exchange for businessman Elchanan Tenenbaum and the bodies of three soldiers held by Hezbollah since 2000. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah refused to accept the deal unless it included Samir Kuntar. "Hezbollah's conditions have become clear and defined, and we are sticking to them in all circumstances", Nasrallah declared in his statement.[26][27]
Israel then agreed to release Samir Kuntar on condition that Hezbollah provided "solid evidence" as to the fate of Ron Arad, an air force navigator missing in Lebanon since 1986.[28]
Inspired by the prisoner swap, Hamas vowed, a few days later, that they would also abduct Israeli soldiers to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners. Hassan Nasrallah simultaneously told his supporters that Hezbollah would continue to kidnap Israelis until "not a single prisoner" remained inside Israeli jails.[29]
In 2006, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and UN envoy Terje Rød-Larsen proposed a deal in which Kuntar and all other Lebanese prisoners would be released on condition that Syria declared Shebaa farms as Lebanese territory, the Lebanese deployed troops on the country's southern border with Israel, Israel withdrew from Shebaa farms and the Israeli air force stopped flying over Lebanon, Israeli occupation ended, though Hezbollah was not disarmed and Hezbollah was not removed from the border areas.[30]

Prisoner exchange deal[edit]

On May 26, 2008, Israeli sources announced that Samir Kuntar was among those who would be exchanged for the bodies of two reservists, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, captured by Hezbollah in the Zar'it-Shtula incident that sparked the 2006 Lebanon War.[31] On June 29, 2008 the Israeli ministers cabinet approved the prisoner exchange between Hezbollah and Israel which would involve the release of Kuntar despite intelligence stating that the two soldiers were almost certainly dead.[32] Kuntar and four other prisoners being released as part of the deal are the last of the Lebanese prisoners in Israeli custody. Also part of the deal would be the release of the remains of other Lebanese from all other previous wars and, after a suitable interval, dozens of Palestinian prisoners.[33]
On July 16, 2008, Hezbollah transferred coffins containing the remains of captured Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev,[34] in exchange for Kuntar and four Hezbollah members taken prisoner during the 2006 Lebanon War.[35]

Reception in Lebanon[edit]

Upon Kuntar's arrival at Beirut Airport, along with four other freed Lebanese prisoners, he was officially received by the Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon Nabih Berri, some Lebanese members of Parliament, and Muslim and Christian clerics.[36]
Hezbollah arranged a public celebration in Dahieh (their stronghold in Beirut), where Hassan Nasrallah gave a welcoming speech to Kuntar.
On July 17, 2008, Kuntar visited the tomb of Imad Mughniyeh. Later that day, a homecoming function was organized in Kuntar's native village of Aabey, southeast of Beirut. The ceremony was addressed by Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt and the Labour Minister and Hezbollah official, Mohammad Fneish.[37]
On July 19, 2008, Al Jazeera TV broadcast a program from Lebanon about Kuntar's welcoming festivities,In it, the head of Al Jazeera's Beirut office, Ghassan bin Jiddo, praised Kuntar, calling him a "pan-Arab hero", and organized a birthday party for him. In response, Israel's Government Press Office (GPO) threatened to boycott the satellite channel unless it apologized. A few days later, Al Jazeera's director general, Khanfar Wadah, issued a statement admitting parts of the program had violated the station's Code of Ethics, and ordered the channel's programming director to try to prevent a recurrence.[38][39][40]

Reception in Syria[edit]

On November 24, 2008, Kuntar visited Syria, where he met with president Bashar Assad. Assad awarded him the Syrian Order of Merit. Kuntar also visited Druzecommunities in the Syrian controlled Golan Heights. At the ceasefire line with Israel, he used the opportunity to express solidarity with the Druze community in theIsraeli-occupied Golan Heights: "President Bashar Assad has promised me that he will help you," Kuntar said. "I say to you, soon president Assad will fly the Syrian flag over the Golan."[41][42]

Statements following his release[edit]

Since his release, Kuntar has made a number of statements on certain elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Prisoner exchange deal
In an interview to Al-Manar, Hezbollah's satellite television network, Kuntar said: "I'm jealous of the Zionists, who don't spare any effort in bringing back captured soldiers or soldiers' bodies. Seriously, we are jealous of our enemy and its care for a [body] and how it goes to the end of the world in order to return it, and of its concerns for captives and how it will go to the very edge to bring them back."[43]
New attacks against Israel
In an interview with Al-Jadid TV, which aired July 18, 2008 (as translated by the MEMRI), Kuntar stated that: "There is a disease in this region called "the state of Israel," which we refer to as "the plundering entity." If we do not put an end to this disease, it will follow us, even if we flee to the end of the world. So it's better to get rid of it."[44] In a subsequent interview, Kuntar stated that "and God willing, I will get the chance to kill more Israelis."[44]
In an interview with the French Press Agency in October 2008, Kuntar stated that "The resistance will end only when the Zionist entity disappears." He also claimed that Israel is preparing to attack Lebanon again and that "Israel is going to suffer great losses. The idea that Israel is an invincible, secure state has become a myth."[45]
Attacks on Israeli civilians
In an interview with Al-Jazeera TV and Al-Jadid/New TV, which aired July 26, 2008 (as translated by the MEMRI), Kuntar stated that: "To be honest, our operation had both civilian and military targets. Today, tomorrow, and the next day – our targets are always... There are no civilian targets – it's "civilian" in quotation marks. The Zionists themselves define the Israeli as a soldier who is on leave for 11 months every year."[46]
Assassination of Anwar Sadat
In an interview with Al-Jazeera TV and Al-Jadid/New TV, which aired July 26, 2008 (as translated by the MEMRI), Kuntar was asked how he viewed the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981. Kuntar stated that: "[The assassination of Sadat was] a most wonderful operation – to the point that all the prisoners cheered together when Sadat was assassinated. This man symbolized treason and apostasy. Ever since Camp David... Look at the history – Camp David, the 1982 invasion, and then the strike against Iraq... All the catastrophes that befell the Arab world began with Camp David. It was a wonderful historical moment, which I hope will recur in similar cases."[46]


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