Thursday, December 29, 2005

Marwan Barghouti pals around with an ex-associate

One photo making the rounds in Palestinian circles these days shows convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti with his arm around his pal Samir Kuntar(Barghouti is on your left). Both are serving life terms in Ashkelon's Hadarim prison.

The photo was likely taken and smuggled out by one of the Fatah operatives that Mofaz and the Israelis allow to meet with Barghouti freely in his cell.

Barghouti, now head of the Fatah list of Parliamentary candidates was jailed for life for the murder of five Israelis in terrorist operations.

Samir Kuntar was jailed for life for murders in 1979 in Nahariya, Israel.

One night in April 26 years ago, Kuntar and three accomplices landed at the Israeli coastal town of Nahariya from the sea, seized Danny Haran, 28, and his daughter Einat, 4, from their home. They shot Danny dead and smashed the child’s head on a rock. Danny’s wife Smadar survived but while hiding in a closet from the killers, she accidentally smothered to death their 2-year old daughter, Yael. Police Sgt. Eliahu Sassar rushed to the rescue and was shot dead.

These are the sort of people (and I use the term loosely) that Abbas and the Palestinian Authority want freed. Draw your own conclusions.

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