Denied conjugal visits. Kuntar

Samir Kuntar to marry in prison

Infamous security prisoner to marry for second time within jail walls. Bride-to-be a former security prisoner herself; ceremony to be officiated by attorneys, done by correspondence

Samir Kuntar, who is serving consecutives lifer term for the murder of the Haran family in 1979, is said to get married in prison in a few weeks, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.


In April 1979, Kuntar –leading a four-man terrorist cell – infiltrated the northern Israeli city of Nahariya. They than took the Haran Family hostage, killing the family's patriarch, Danny, and his four-year-old daughter.


Kuntar was sentenced to 147 years in prison – four consecutive life terms and an additional 47 years.

According to reports, Kuntar is scheduled to marry Fadah Said Abdullah, a resident of the Kfar Akeb village near Jerusalem.


A former security prisoner, she was sentenced to three years in prison after she was convicted on charges of relaying messages between Fatah and Hizbullah and conspiracy to commit murder, she was released from prison 18 months ago.


The marriage ceremony will be done by exchanging correspondence between the two, and will be officiated by the two's attorneys.


The Israel Prison Service (IPS) told Yedioth Ahronoth that neither party filed a formal request to perform the service in prison.


Samir Kuntar was married once before, to a resident of east Jerusalem. They were divorces just a few years after that, after Kuntar's requests for conjugal visits were repeatedly denied by the IPS.


פרסום ראשון: 04.29.08, 09:10
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