Well then, if Hezbollah were hoping to milk the release of their heroic child-killer Samir Kuntar, the BBC sure has obliged. Did you see their stomach-churning coverage of the “militant” Kuntar’s return? The bit that really irked me was the BBC’s statement that “Kantar had been in jail since 1979 for the deadly guerrilla raid in which he killed the child, her father and a policeman.” It was not a guerrilla raid. It was an act of mass murder, in which this fiend smashed the head of 4 year-old Einat Haran on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle. Kantar is given a heroic welcome by the scum in Lebanon and all the rotten BBC can do is to suggest that if Israel had never imprisoned Kantar there would not have been the war in 2006. Israel is always to blame.

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  1. Martin says:

    Yes, you’d think this piece of scum had stormed the beaches of Normandy.


  2. Niallster says:

    Hopefully having used him for exchange Metsada will despatch him to meet his 72 vigins ASAP.


  3. Jon says:

    “His imprisonment was arguably a catalyst for the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, our correspondent says”

    He is just making that up – how could something that happened 27 years before the event be a catalyst – an pretence maybe but not a catalyst.

    Also the BBC have great difficulty using proper English these days because they have so debased the English language, that now they just seem to pluck words out of the air so as not to offend murderous terrorists.

    Can the act of murder of a child and her father be described as a “guerrilla attack”

    “Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes, raids, etc.) to combat a larger and less mobile formal army.”

    Emphatically NOT.


  4. Adam B. says:

    According to the BBC moral compass, a child murderer is a “guerrilla”. This is someone who made the child see her father being murdered, then crushed her skull. He then killed a policeman who was investigating the break in. The mother hid in a cupboard, desperately trying to stifle the cries of her two year old. She accidentally smothered her own child. Now the Lebanese president and prime minister lay on a red carpet welcome for this man, and congratulate him. Not heard on the BBC is that Abbas the holocaust denying “moderate” also sent his congratulations to this animal. The BBC’s description of Kuntar is disgusting. What a world.


  5. jimbob says:

    radio 4 just described him as someone who had killed 3 civilians.

    the only thing missing from al beeb’s coverage was a video of jeremy bowen and alan johnson handing out sweets outside white city tube station.


  6. pounce says:

    I wonder if so many people are wlling to proclaim
    “WE are all Hezballah now”

    Well it seems the BBC have no problem shouting that out still.


  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s at times like this that I do feel superior to those that work at al-Beeb.


  8. pounce says:

    Anybody else notice how a child killer
    who has spent over 28 years locked up in a evil jewish prison (Not known for compassion to the faithful according to Abu Bowen) is a fat bastard. Aren’t prisioners who have been tortured meant to be skinny and dead.
    Which has me asking the question why is it that every so called innocent victim of the Americans, the British or the Jews and who prays to allah puts on weight while locked up?


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  10. David Preiser (USA) says:

    This not only legitimizes Kantar as a soldier against Israel, but legitimizes Hezbollah as a resistance force against Israel.

    Except one thing you keep on forgetting, BBC: there is no occupation of Lebanon by Israel. Any statement to the contrary is a lie, and you guys are happy to oblige, aren’t you?

    It’s pathetic, because in fact Hezbollah and Syria are the ones occupying Lebanon.


  11. Rob says:

    I wonder how many who come here to complain actually cough up their tax every year to pay for the Ministry of Truth and its fair trade, pro Arab, pro bullshit agenda. I haven’t paid them a dime for four years, and I’ll die an old man before they get one more cent from me. They have become part of the problem.

    If you don’t like it, don’t pay.


  12. Rapture of the father says:

    I have always been left gob smacked at who the bbc (but in truth a lot of the msm) think are “freedom fighters” and who are terrorists.

    I guess the lesson to learn is ultimate force and will shall prevail and history shall be writing accordingly. Unfortunately the free peoples of the west have no will or strength it would seem.

    Does the death penalty exist in israel? did he see out his sentance?


  13. WoAD says:

    “Except one thing you keep on forgetting, BBC: there is no occupation of Lebanon by Israel. Any statement to the contrary is a lie, and you guys are happy to oblige, aren’t you?”

    Oh god yes. Could you imagine the noise they would have made if Israel had suceeded in creating that buffer zone?


  14. Martin says:

    Bowen is a wanker of the first degree. Mr Andrex as I call him.

    The BBC have previous for not calling child murderers just that.

    I’m sure most of us remember all those people in particular young children being murdered by terrorist scum at Beslan.

    But according to the BBC they were “radicals”

    “…The string of attacks inspired by Chechen radicals in the past few weeks has brought a general sense of insecurity to many ordinary Russians – akin to that felt by many Americans after the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York and Washington…”



  15. disillusioned_german says:

    Well, I’m sure some Al Beeb lover will appear soon and explain it all away.

    To those who think it’s just shoddy reporting: I’m sorry. It’s more than that. The facts are easily obtained unless you are biased in a way that makes most civilised people (those who are not muslims) puke. Thank you, Al Beeb. I feel sick now.


  16. disillusioned_german says:

    Which has me asking the question why is it that every so called innocent victim of the Americans, the British or the Jews and who prays to allah puts on weight while locked up?
    pounce | 16.07.08 – 11:45 pm | #

    Well, I guess they’re being force fed (burgers, donuts, chips etc.). Good point though. Will Al Beeb ask the question? Maybe as soon as there’s a muslim in No. 10.


  17. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Rob | 17.07.08 – 12:04 am |

    I wonder how many who come here to complain actually cough up their tax every year to pay for the Ministry of Truth and its fair trade, pro Arab, pro bullshit agenda. I haven’t paid them a dime for four years, and I’ll die an old man before they get one more cent from me. They have become part of the problem.

    If you don’t like it, don’t pay.

    The problem is beyond the license fee. BBC World is the commercial entity which feeds the mothership off sales of DVDs and overseas programme syndication. Worse, the Foreign Office gives grants for propaganda…er…news broadcasts in other countries, including the US.

    If the license fee ended tomorrow, the BBC wouldn’t shut down on its own. There would be a move to subsidize it entirely out of the government budget, which means other taxes would have to get put into place to pay for it. I hate to sound like Atlas Shrugged here, but there is too much at stake for the BBC to just go away if the license fee ended. They’ll just do like in Canada.

    That’s why it’s more important to cause a drastic change in editorial policies (or in the way the BBC actually follows those policies) and hiring standards at the BBC.


  18. thud says:

    I know I’m getting a bit repetitive but…we are better than them…they all need to die….repeat till job done.


  19. XianInfdl says:

    “If the license fee ended tomorrow, the BBC wouldn’t shut down on its own. There would be a move to subsidize it entirely out of the government budget, which means…”
    If I’m correct, C4 is funded by the govt? If so, the above option might force the Beeb to become more level headed. The only thing I like about BBC is the live, uninterrupted coverage of Match of the Day football.Otherwise the license fee needs to be scrapped ASAP. It is a disgrace the way they try to spin the news around to fit their mind set. Thanks God we live in an information age where there are other sources to double check a story with.


  20. gus says:

    Can I have your attention?
    I have a 4 year old nephew. He turned 4 on Friday.
    Can any of you imagine the horror of smashing a 4 year olds skull against a rock with a rifle butt??
    If someone did that to a baby seal, the liberals here in America would seek the death penalty.
    I have a simple question for the BBC and the Left.


  21. simon says:

    In about four articles leading up to this one on the subject the BBC only referred to Kuntar’s role in a “guerrila raid” without mentioning that he smashed a 4 year-old girl’s head against a rock, while CNN, the NYTimes, MSNBC all referred to Kuntar, in various ways, as a man who did just that. The reason they did so was to present the facts to their readers that have made the Israeli public so revolted by Kuntar and hence conflicted about the deal–a very salient point of the story. The BBC might claim that the reporting on what Kuntar actually did was “emotive”, but in fact it was highly newsworthy in the context of the overall story. But the Beeb never once reported the facts. In today’s story, they finally provided the “claim”, made by Olmert, who said “Woe betide the people who celebrate the release of a beastly man who bludgeoned the skull of a four-year-old toddler,” the first time the BBC even referred indirectly to what happened. But they never had the journalistic integrity to report it as fact, and their deliberate omission appears calculated to make sure their readers don’t judge Kuntar and Hezbollah too strongly. It’s a disgrace.


  22. Chuffer says:

    It was stated several time in the report that the whole of Lebanon rejoiced, turned out to welcome him home, day of celebration etc etc.

    Isn’t Lebanon one of the moderate states in the area, with a sizeable population of Christians?


  23. keith says:

    And what of the two Israeli soldiers captured during the war, whose bodies were returned in this “swap”? They were captured alive and are now dead; it is therefore safe to say that they were murdered by their captors, in cold blood. How brave. How typical.


  24. field.size says:

    The biggest and unanswered question for me in this affair is how anyone working for a “News” organisation that prides itself (?) in asking awkward questions of the UK, US and Israel did not voice the obvious.

    What happened to the two unfortunate Israeli soldiers kidnapped from their own country that saw them delivered back in coffins while the Israeli’s were delivering back “live” murderers?

    When did they die? How were they killed? and the BBC’s favourite term….were they “tortured”?
    All these questions fail spectacularly to surface and be compared to the treatment of the scum being freed.
    You only have to ask yourself what would be said about coffins coming back from Guantanamo Bay.

    While I’m at it I must say that the Israeli’s are providing their enemy with far too much by insisting on paying any price for the recovery of dead soldiers. Much as it can be applauded for their humanity compared to their enemies it provides much too good an opportunity to these in-human bastards to kidnap and kill in order to extract what they want. It will inevitably lead to more deaths of Israeli’s not less.


  25. Martin says:

    Nice to see Sky covering the funerals of the dead Israeli soldiers. the BBC? Talking about the word “Chav” instead


  26. deegee says:

    The Prize for Irrelevance must go to the BBC’s THE BIG PICTURE Captioned: An Israeli Arab bride and friends gather at a popular viewing point on the border with Lebanon near to the Rosh Hanikra border crossing. The crossing is expected to be the scene of a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hezbollah on Wednesday. (Photo: Jack Guez, AFP)

    Just what the dude with the sandwich and the notices: Cable Car, Restaurant and Souvenirs add to the big picture is unclear. Let’s start a ‘best caption’ competition.

    On a much more serious note. The reports neglect three important points that go beyond ignoring the brutal murders that kept him in gaol thirty years.

    1) Kuntar is a Druze, arguably Arab, definitely, not Muslim. Hizbullah is a Shiite Muslim, Arab organization – an important note in sectionally divided Lebanon.
    2) Kuntar undertook the ‘mission’ on behalf of the P.L.F. (Palestine Liberation Front) of the P.L.O not Hizbullah.
    3) Kuntar was only 16 or 17 yrs old when he led the attack and has spent most of his life in gaol. In that time he married and divorced and gained a university degree (and a few extra kilos).

    Late breaking (for the BBC): Apparently leading Palestinian moderate Mahmud Abbas congratulated the family of Kuntar on his liberation.


  27. Abigail says:

    I actually found this website after searching for more info on this very story.

    I too was appalled at the BBC coverage of this child killers release. I am so relieved to find a website like this that actually says alot of what I have been thinking about the BBC for a long time.

    I am not alone – far from it by the look of things!

    The BBC is a left wing political organisation with global ambitions – global ambitions that I have to pay for under threat of prison if I refuse. What other so called democracy on earth does that?

    Thanks for the website – I have added you to my favourites & I will be sure to tell my friends, neighbours & colleagues about you.

    Keep up this important work.

    Best regards



  28. aviv says:

    anyone else notice the fat bloke on the 10 pm news last night stating “to the Israelis he is a child killer, to Hezbollah he is a hero” as if the child killer bit is all a matter of interpretation and perspective? He is a child killer, full stop. It’s not Israel’s interpretation or position, it is a fact. Why qualify it? Disgusting.


  29. Joel says:

    Very frequently I will watch coverage of an issue and think, ‘Well, at least BiasedBBC couldn’t possibly have any complaints about that.” I look at this site the next day and you are doing just that. It’s becoming predictable and doesn’t necessarily have to have anything to do with the BBC’s coverage.

    Last nights News at Six:


    This one’s for Martin, it should answer some of your questions:


    Here’s more about Samir Qantar:


  30. George R says:

    “Three things you have to know about Samir Kuntar, and one other thing”.

    (By Hugh Fitzgerald).



  31. Rob says:

    “as if the child killer bit is all a matter of interpretation and perspective?”

    For the Left, and the BBC, everything is relative. They are buried so deep in the pro-Arab side that they couldn’t pull out now even if they tried. They are viscerally, isntinctively and openly anti-Israeli, with a deep current of anti-semitism flowing beneath the surface.


  32. NotaSheep says:

    Amidst all the Samir Qantar coverage (or lack of) don’t forget that the Israelis also returned the body of Dalal Mughrabi. She was the nasty piece of work who “participated in the Coastal Road Massacre.

    On the morning of March 11, 1978, Mughrabi and her Palestinian Fedayeen unit of eleven members, including one other woman, landed on an Israeli beach, killed an American photographer named Gail Rubin and hijacked a taxi, killing its occupants. They proceeded along the coastal highway shooting at traffic along the way. They next hijacked a bus and later a second bus, from which the passengers were transferred to the first one. The bus was finally stopped at a police roadblock. A shooting battle ensued. Eventually, Mughrabi blew up the bus which became a large deathtrap of fire. Many of the passengers were killed. In total, Mughrabi and her team killed 37 people. Some 71 people were wounded. Mughrabi and several other attackers were shot by Israel’s future Prime Minister, Ehud Barak.” An evil woman? Not according to Israel’s “partner in peace” Fatah; Azzam al-Ahmed, a senior Fatah official and close associate of PA president Mahmoud Abbas, called Mughrabi “the first Palestinian woman to carry out one of the most courageous operations in Israel” and said “we want to turn Dalal’s funeral into a national wedding, a major celebration. The operation she carried out off the shores of her hometown of Jaffa was heroic and exemplary. She will always be remembered as a symbol for the Palestinian women’s struggle.”

    What delightful people and how marvellous that the BBC pretend that they genuinely want and actively seek peace and reconciliation with Israel.

    SCUM – That’s Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah and the BBC. However I am forced to fund just one of the above terrorist or terrorist supporting organisations.


  33. Rob says:


    So are you going to condemn the use of the term “guerilla attack” used frequently in the BBC reports of this? This is typical of the BBC – the main reports on the website, read by the most people, are the biased ones. Less visible articles later are less biased, but by then the damage has been done.


  34. aviv says:

    Joel- quick test. is he (a) “a child killer to the israelis” or (b)” a child killer”? Which statement is the most objective, the least partisan?


  35. simon says:


    Your link proves our point: ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5211930.stm )

    “Chief among those released was Samir Qantar, who had been serving several life sentences for murder after attacking a civilian apartment block in Nahariya in 1979. A policeman, another man and his four-year-old daughter were killed.”

    “A policeman, another man, and his four year old daughter were killed.” ? In the passive form? What in the hell is that?

    Here’s what the left wing Guardian even had to say: ” Samir Qantar, who was convicted of several murders, attempted murder and kidnapping after he was involved in a brutal attack in northern Israel in 1979, when he was 16…. He was responsible for shooting Danny Haran and killing his four-year-old daughter, Einat, by smashing his rifle butt on her head”

    ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/17/israelandthepalestinians.lebanon )

    Did you get that? “He was responsible for…killing (Danny’s) four year old daughter Einat by smashing his rifle butt on her head.”

    And here’s CNN: “Kuntar shot the father dead at close range in front of his daughter and tossed his body in the sea. He also smashed the girl’s head, killing her, too.” ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7508715.stm )

    And here’s what CNN said back on July 2:

    “Kuntar was convicted over a 1979 attack in which he shot and killed an Israeli man in front of his four-year-old daughter, then smashed her head against a rock with his rifle butt, tossing her body into the sea. ”


    Or read what Egyptian blogger “Sandmonkey” has to say about Samir Kuntar: ” http://www.sandmonkey.org/index.php?s=kuntar&submit=Search

    What the BBC writes about him is a despicable whitewashing of the truly depraved nature of the man, and reflects disgracefully on that news organization.


  36. Anonymous says:

    Here’s more about Samir Qantar:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…ast/ 5211930.stm
    Joel | Homepage | 17.07.08 – 9:30 am | #

    Thanks Joel for pointing out another deficient BBC report. A policeman, another man and his four-year-old daughter were killed. I suppose a wall fell on them or they tripped while going downstairs?

    Are you sure you’re not on our side Joel, because your contributions don’t do much for the pro-BBC cause?


  37. Jack Bauer says:

    If you can take another vomit inducing report on Kuntar, and confirm the amoral mental block infecting leftists everywhere regarding anything to do with JEWS, check out the New York Slimes…



  38. field.size says:

    Abigail | 17.07.08 – 9:27 am |

    Welcome Abigail, I hope you have many friends that you can introduce to the reality of the BBC most people listen to without really thinking for themselves. you will be doing them a great service, waking them up.

    Best regards


  39. simon says:

    Asharq Al Awsat… but not the BBC.

    The attack is seared in Israel’s collective consciousness as being especially gruesome because an Israeli court found that Kantar shot Danny Haran in front of his child, then killed her by hitting her head with his rifle butt.”



  40. field.size says:

    Joel | Homepage | 17.07.08 – 9:30 am

    If you can see this incident and the BBC coverage as you claim….

    There is something missing from your soul, I always wondered where the likes of the Nazi’s and Stalin’s mob found their enthusiastic killers from the ranks of seemingly “ordinary” people.

    Thanks for the insight, people like you and others at the BBC exist amongst us and only need the right circumstances to turn into monsters.

    Step 1 is always to de-humanise those they dislike and make excuses for those who perpetrate wrongs on others.


  41. NotaSheep says:

    I note that whilst imprisoned by those evil Israelis Samir Kuntar was not exactly badly treated. “During his imprisonment, Kuntar married an Israeli Arab woman who is an activist on behalf of militant prisoners, but divorced her. While they were married, she received a monthly stipend from the Israeli government, an entitlement due to her status as a wife of a prisoner. Also during his imprisonment Kuntar graduated from the Open University of Israel in social and political science.”
    By way of contrast, how were the two Israeli soldiers treated/killed?


  42. simon says:


    Is there a link for that info on Kuntar, his treatment and his university pursuits while in prison?


  43. Chuffer says:

    Back to the issue of ‘the whole of Lebanon’ celebrating; according to Wiki (if it’s to be trusted), 40% of the Lebanese are Christian. Would they be celebrating?

    I couldn’t help noticing on the News (and I use the word loosely) at Ten that, while Sky were giving justifiable prominence to the worst unemployment figures for 16 years, the BBC were giving ejaculatory coverage to the shock news that there are illegal immigrants working in Southall!


  44. Joel says:

    Using language which is accurate and impartial can be difficult.

    But I don’t see a problem with ‘deadly guerilla raid’. I don’t think it’s use makes the BBC a ‘terrorist supporting organisation’.

    I wasn’t familiar with Samir Kuntar but this is what it says on Wikipedia about the attack:

    ‘Samir Kuntar led a group of four PLF members who entered Israel from Lebanon by boat. The group members…all belonged to the PLF under the leadership of Abu Abbas. The group departed from the seashore of Tyre in Southern Lebanon using a 55 horse-powered 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. They called their operation the Nasser Operation’.

    I, and all those viewers and listeners you complain on behalf of are able to make up our own minds about a man who killed a child in the way he did.

    And, I don’t think people on the ‘left’ would view that any differently than people on the ‘right’.


  45. PaulS says:

    Joel | Homepage | 17.07.08 – 11:15 am

    I, and all those viewers and listeners you complain on behalf of are able to make up our own minds about a man who killed a child in the way he did.

    I think the point is that we couldn’t – at least not from the Bowen report on the news.

    There was an oblique reference to killing a child, but what’s important to know – so we can properly understand why Kuntar is ‘viewed by Israelis as a monster’ is that he dashed the poor child’s brains out on a rock.

    I, like you, had to go to wikipedia to find that out.

    The BBC report was a kind of euphemism.

    It left out the key fact that explains why this individual is so significant.



  46. Anonymous says:

    Using language which is accurate and impartial can be difficult.


    Reporting that Kuntar killed a child as other media outlets did is more accurate than what the BBC wrote.


  47. field.size says:

    Joel | Homepage | 17.07.08 – 11:15 am
    How typical and BBC like to cut and past a quote from Wikipedia without including the following, again from Wikipedia…..

    “In 1979, the Israeli newspaper Maariv newpaper described the attack as follows: After drowning Danny in the sea in front of Einat (as Ahmed Al-Brass, Mhanna Salim Al-Muayed, and Abdel Majeed Asslan served as look outs and backup cover for Kuntar), Kuntar turned his attention towards the 4 year-old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the toddler’s head, knocking her to the ground. Kuntar then dragged the toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find and laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her arms, Kuntar struggled with the toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way. Once her arms were out of the way, Kuntar repeatedly beat her on the head with the butt of his rifle and stomping on her body, until blood rushed out of her ears and mouth. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued beating her over the head until her skull was crushed and she was dead.[5]
    According to Kuntar’s former cellmate Yasser Hanjar, Kuntar “never expressed remorse, but maintains a different version [of the events] than the Israeli one”… “Kuntar firmly rejected allegations he had smashed the head of 4-year-old Einat Haran” [6]”

    READ it and stop trying to defend the indefensible, it only makes you a worse person.


  48. Michael Taylor says:

    I don’t think the BBC’s coverage on the evil child-murderer did him or Hezbollah any favours. His ‘welcome home’ rally was one of the most stomach-churning, disgusting and depressing pieces of TV news I’ve ever seen. Still, tells you all you’ll ever need to know about Hezbollah and its supporters. Some people just love killing Jews, it seems.


  49. Martin says:

    Joel: Drugs don’t work. Give them up for your own sanity.


  50. aviv says:

    “Using language which is accurate and impartial can be difficult.”

    Really? Is it really difficult to just say “child killer”???? Do we really need the BBC to contextualise that for us by suggesting that this is the Israeli stance on the issue and that there is an equally valid interpretation which views the act as herosim?