Syria, Hezbollah condemn ‘cowardly terror’ killing of Kuntar

Syria’s Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi condemns the reported Israeli airstrike near Damascus that killed Samir Kuntar, calling it “a cowardly act of terror,” according to Syrian state run news site SANA.

SANA also quotes the country’s parliament issuing a statement condemning the “classified terrorist crime” and says Syria is fighting “Takfiri Zionist terrorism led by several countries topped by the Israeli occupation entity.”

The statement also accuses other regional states, like Sunni Arab ones, of being accomplices in the strike.

Kuntar’s brother Bassem tells AFP he is more than ever committed to wiping Israel off the map.

“The resistance will end only when the Zionist entity disappears,” he vows.

In Lebanon, Ali Amar, a Hezbollah member of parliament, says the terror group won’t let the strike pass without some retaliation.

“Hezbollah will in no way let the death of the martyr Kuntar pass without a price,” he says according to a translation by Israel’s Channel 10. “The subject of retaliation is in the hands of the relevant commanders, and will determine the way, place and time that we will punish the killers — the Israeli enemy.”

— with AFP

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