MK (Machane Tzioni) Omer Bar-Lev in a Beersheva speaking event on Shabbos 18 Adar-I told his audience Israel was responsible for the elimination of arch terrorist Samir Kuntar. Bar-Lev is a member of the Knesset opposition but serves on the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee. He is also a former commander of the IDF’s elite Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit, retiring at the rank of colonel.
The Syrian media in December 2015 reported that Samir Kuntar, who was released by Israel from prison in 2008, was killed in an IAF raid. Kuntar was responsible for a 1979 terror attack in Nahariya in which four people were killed. While Israel did not confirm or deny that it carried out airstrikes, Hizbullah blamed Jerusalem and vowed to take revenge.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)