Earlier this morning, the Israeli Air Forces truck a residential building in city of Jaramana, killing the famous resistance fighter, Samir Quntar.
According to Al-Manar correspondents, the Israeli warplanes struck the building with four long-range missiles, resulting in the complete destruction of the residential building and partial damage to the surrounding structures.
Hezbollah Media Relations released a statement on Sunday announcing the martyrdom of Quntar, along with his brother via Twitter.
“At 10:15 p.m. on Saturday December 19, Zionist warplanes struck a residential building in Jaramana city in Damascus countryside,” Hezbollah Media Relations said in the statement.
Samir Quntar was a famous resistance fighter with the Palestinian Liberation Force (PLF) that was convicted of killing a 31 year old Israeli man and his 4 year old daughter in 1979.
Born to a middle class Druze family in the rural Beirut town of ‘Aley, Samir Quntar was fascinated with the Palestinian cause as a youth; this would later develop into his physical participation in the Palestinian conflict.
Quntar was detained by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) at the age of 16 in 1979 for his involvement in a Palestinian military operation.
He was released along with four other Lebanese prisoners in a 2008 Israeli prisoner swap with Hezbollah in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers killed during the 2006 war.