Samir Kuntar was a Lebanese Druze member of the Palestine Liberation Front and Hezbollah. He was a famous terrorist who was convicted by an Israeli court, in Israel, Kuntar is considered the perpetrator of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in the countrys history. Kuntar and his team broke into an apartment building and kidnapped a father, 31-year-old Danny Haran, and his 4-year-old daughter, Einat, taking them to a nearby beach. According to eyewitnesses and forensic reports, Kuntar shot Danny to death at close range, during the attack, Smadar Haran accidentally suffocated her two-year-old daughter Yael to death while attempting to quiet her whimpering, which would have revealed their hiding place. Newsweek states that the details of Kuntars attack are so sickening they give pause even to some of Israels enemies, after his release, Kuntar became a senior official in Hezbollah, a Lebanese Islamist militant group. According to Druze sources, Hezbollah put Kuntar in charge of the Quneitra Governorate during the Syrian Civil War, according to the US government, Kuntar played an operational role, with the assistance of Iran and Syria, in building up Hezbollah’s terrorist infrastructure in the Golan Heights. On 19 December 2015, Kuntar was killed by an explosion in the outskirts of Damascus, according to official Syrian sources, Kuntar was killed by terrorist rocket attack. Hezbollah claimed that the building was destroyed by a missile launched by Israeli Air Force jets. On 21 December, the Free Syrian Army released a video claiming responsibility for killing Kuntar. Kuntar was born to a Druze family in Lebanon and his parents divorced soon after his birth and his mother died when he was a boy. The father remarried and moved to Saudi Arabia, leaving Samir in the care of his wife, Siham, in Abey. Kuntar dropped out of school at 14 and underwent training in the camps of various Palestinian militant groups and his goal was to take part in an attack on Israel. They traveled to Jordan and attempted to cross the Jordan river into Israel by swimming, however, before crossing, they were arrested by the Jordanian intelligence. Kuntar spent 11 months in Jordanian prison and was released in December 1978 and he was banned from entering Jordan for three years. On 22 April 1979, at the age of 16, Samir Kuntar led a group of four PLF militants who entered Israel from Lebanon by boat, the group members included Abdel Majeed Aslan, Muhanna Salim Al-Muayyad and Ahmad al-Abras. They all belonged to the PLF under the leadership of Abu Abbas, the group departed from the Tyre seashore in Southern Lebanon using a 55-hp motorized rubber boat with an 88 km/h speed. The goal of the operation was to attack Nahariya,10 kilometers away from the Lebanese border, around midnight, they arrived at the coastal town of Nahariya. The four first killed Eliyahu Shachar, a policeman who encountered them, the group then entered a building on Jabotinsky Street where they split into pairs
Danny, Einat and Yael Haran. According to eyewitnesses and forensic reports, Kuntar shot Danny at close range in the back, in front of his daughter, and then killed the girl Einat, by smashing her skull against the rocks with the butt of his rifle.
The pathologist's report, declassified in 2008, showed that 4 year old Einat Haran's brain tissue was found on Kuntar's rifle