The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Sunday that Israel miscalculated by killing prominent militant Samir Kuntar in Syria last week, saying that retaliation for his death was inevitable, whatever the consequences.
A Syrian rebel group has claimed responsibility for the airstrike in Damascus that killed a Lebanese Hezbollah leader who spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Kuntar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of the kind reserved for its top commanders.
Israelis will surely cheer the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit after five years in captivity. But does the planned massive prisoner swap serve the national interest?
Hezbollah will be celebrating the release of Samir Kuntar, who will be swapped, along with four other Lebanese prisoners, in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, whose uncertain fates had tormented Israel and Jews around the world.