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Sunday, July 27, 2008

'Lebanon should consider itself lucky to be blessed with a neighbor like Israel'

Astoundingly, this is what Kuwaiti columnist Fouad al-Hashem wrote in the Kuwaiti daily al-Watan.
Fouad al-Hashem, a columnist for the Kuwaiti daily Al-Watan, wrote that Lebanon should consider itself lucky to be blessed with a neighbor such as Israel, rather than Iraq, for example. "Samir Kuntar lived in Israeli prisons for 29 years," al-Hashem wrote.

"No one cut off his ears, tore out his fingernails, or raped him. He ate three meals a day, watched television, and read newspapers. He was even allowed to study at one of Israel's open universities, where he received an academic degree."

The columnist continued, "Pictures published following his release testify to his health. Now he can begin his new life by going to a restaurant, eating humus with pine nuts and meat, and smoking a hookah. He can even sip a glass of arrack and say, 'thank you, Israel' for being more humane than Saddam Hussein and his party of terror.

"Hizbullah and Kuntar's family should thank their maker for making Israel their neighbors rather than Hussein's Iraq. Otherwise, Kuntar would not have come back to his homeland on his feet, at a healthy weight of 90 kg, but rather in a little plastic bag containing a few bones, as our Kuwaiti prisoners returned to us."

Al-Hashem went on to say that despite the fact that the Kuwaiti prisoners were innocent, they were fed "pieces of bread as hard as rock" and "polluted water", and finally "led into the desert together, where they were murdered Nazi-style, and buried in mass graves without trial, law, attorneys, or involvement of the media."
Surprising, especially when al-Hashem also wrote this.

There's been some criticism of Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbullah from within Lebanon as well that's related to Kuntar. Read the whole thing.


At 9:47 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'd rather Israel cut off terrorists' heads than be praised for being a good neighbor. Its the principle, stupid!

At 6:09 PM, Blogger lost tribe of lebanon said...

of course there's been some criticism here in lebanon. please read the last three posts on this blog: http://lebanoniznogood.blogspot.com
Of course it doesn't represent all lebanese, but there are a few left with some decency...


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