The Zionist Conspiracy
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The Arab Hero and the Forgotten IDF Soldiers
Amidst the purportedly renewed peace process and the apparently renewed indirect negotiations between Israel and Hezbollah, it is worthwhile to consider Samir Kuntar, the Arab hero whose release is demanded by Hassan Nasrallah.
Kuntar's bravery is celebrated throughout the Arab world for his kidnapping of Danny Haran and his four-year old daughter Einat. Kuntar shot Danny dead in front of Einat, and then stoned Einat to death.
Although Hezbollah did not provide any substantive information regarding the fate of Ron Arad - who was captured 21 years ago yesterday - at least Arad's name remains newsworthy. In contrast, the media now completely ignores Zachary Baumel, Tzvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, who were captured in June 1982 during the first days of the Lebanon War.
Why is it that Kuntar remains a cause celebre both in Israel and the Arab world, yet Baumel, Feldman and Katz are forgotten by their country?