Free Kuntar?

Almost speechless again:

Former Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency) chief and the prime minister appointee for dealings regarding kidnapped soldiers and other captives, Ofer Dekel, met ten days ago with Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese serving a life sentence for killing the Haran family from Naharia 30 years ago, Israel Radio quoted a report by the Palestnian daily Al Ayam, Saturday.

Reportedly, Kuntar told Dekel there was real progress on the topic of releasing Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, the two reservists kidnapped on Lebanon-Israel border…

Dekel met several Palestinian prisoners but insisted on meeting Kuntar, considered one of the senior Lebanese prisoners held in Israel. — Jerusalem Post

Kuntar is guilty of one of the most hideous crimes in the hideous history of Arab terrorism against Israel. He is non-repentant, not that it should matter. If it were possible to kill someone five times it would be less than Kuntar deserves.

If this report is correct — and considering the source it may well not be — something is more than backwards here.

First of all, where is the proof that Goldwasser and Regev are alive? Shouldn’t this be first, before discussions about prisoner exchanges?

And, as I’ve said before, why doesn’t Israel apply the death penalty to such as Kuntar?

What does Dekel expect to learn from talking to him?

Why not offer Hezbollah Nasrallah’s life in exchange for Goldwasser and Regev?

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