Terror chief Samir Kuntar reportedly killed in Israeli strike


Terror chief Samir Kuntar has reportedly been killed in an Israeli air strike.

Arab media reported on Sunday morning that the Hezbollah-affiliated terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an Israeli Air Force attack near Damascus, along with eight other fighters.

Several IAF missiles struck Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus, late Saturday night, reports said.

Hezbollah confirmed the death on Sunday morning and alleged Israel may have coordinated with Syrian rebel “terrorists” in the area. The Assad regime also blamed “terrorist groups” for the strike.

In a statement carried by its Al-Manar news outlet Hezbollah said: “At 10:15 p.m. on Saturday December 19, Zionist warplanes struck a residential building in Jaramana city in Damascus countryside.

“The dean of liberated detainees from Israeli prisons, brother Mujahid Samir Kuntar was martyred along with several Syrian citizens in the strike.”

There has been no official Israeli confirmation of the attack as of yet.

Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze, was infamous for a 1979 raid in which he helped kidnap an Israeli family from Nahariya. He then smashed the head of a four-year-old Israeli girl, Einat Haran, with his rifle butt, killing her. Three other Israelis, including her father, Danny Haran, were killed in the attack.

He spent 29 years in Israeli prison before being traded to Hezbollah in 2008 in exchange for the bodies of IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.

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