Thursday, July 17, 2008

Corpes swap, Hero swap or Prisoners swap?

This is a Haaretz article displaying in an series of drawn pictures about how the abduction of the 2 IDF soldiers happened in 11 and 12 July 2006 by Hezbollah.

I have to say that I do not regard Samir Kuntar as a hero. I know saying something like this is regarded by certain Lebanese people as unpatriotic or un-Lebanese, but may I remind you that we are still in a democratic country here, and Lebanon is not a dictatorship. Whatever Samir Kuntar believed in, whatever his cause was and the background he came from, killing a baby girl, is not regarded by me as a heroic action. That is putting matters in a simple way, I am not looking at this from a political point of view and historic point of view.

I have several times asked this question on this blog, of whatever happened to those Israeli soldiers, now we know that they are dead, but I am still trying to find somewhere if they were able to identify when they were dead. Because some sources are saying that one of them actually died during the attack. I am surprised of how Hezbollah were able to keep such info in the shade and no one ever knowing the status of these 2 soldiers. They kept them for prisoners swap, whether I agree with what they did or not is not the point here, but we have to admit, as a war action, that was a point going to Hezbollah. Hezbollah 1- 0 Israel.

7 comments:

  1. Allah yestor from the Israel retaliation!

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  2. Hi,
    Could you pls explain why is Kuntar considered a hero in (a few parts of) Lebanon?

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  3. i will try to find you an article that explains why some people regard Samir Kuntar and his buddies as heroes. But in summary, they are regarded as soldier who went to kill the ennemie (Israel), they fought against it, stood against it, and them and the prisoners and martyrs who died there, are heroes.

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  4. so question is - are all Israelis enemies? as far as i remember he targeted a civilian apartment. if killing a toddler with you own hands is considered heroic act, then i really can't have sympathy to him, or with the people the admires him.
    i must say that seeing a lot of the Lebanese leaders come to great him didn't make me appropriate them much.

    and btw - he seems to really like Israeli prison food....

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  5. " Whatever Samir Kuntar believed in, whatever his cause was and the background he came from, killing a baby girl, is not regarded by me as a heroic action."
    I also believe there are absolutely no reasons for killing innocents people, let along children. It's a shame for Lebanon that she welcomed Quntar with such celebrations. The mufti Ali Juzo put it better. I recommend you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NbDKluyG68
    Aibrahim soltani
    aibrahim1soltani@ gmail.com

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