Samir Kuntar, to be imminently released by Israel in exchange for 2 Israeli soldiers corpses, carried out his "operation" (i.e. killing a 4-year old and a 6-year old Israeli girls) on April 22, 1979. This was a good 3 years before the Israeli invasion of 1982 and subsequent occupation which Hezbollah claims to be a "resistance" against.
1979 too is the year that Khomeini toppled the Shah and founded the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hezbollah wasn't even born yet.
So by what criterion is Hezbollah claiming Kuntar to be one of its own? Why is Hezbollah going so far to have him released, at the price of Lebanon's destruction by Israel in 2006? Kuntar was acting under the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), then a communist Syrian appendage, acting in the Lebanese south against all agreements between the Lebanese State and the Palestinian movements. In fact, when Israel invaded in 1982, Hezbollah's Shiites welcomed the Israeli troops as liberators, with flowers and rice, because the Shiites had had enough of the PLO and the PFLP and all the other Palestinian gangs by then.
So why is Hezbollah making a hero out of this scumbag? Why is the entire Lebanese government of Fuad Siniora, the new President Michel Sleiman, and Hariri's March 14 bastards celebrating and ass-kissing Hezbollah about this suddenly discovered "hero"? What country is this that makes murderers like Kuntar as heroes, war criminals like Jumblatt and Geagea as leaders, yet puts in jail innocent Palestinians like Youssef Chaabane for crimes they did not commit but whose confessions were extracted under torture by the pro-Syrian Lebanese Intelligence and the corrupt Lebanese judiciary?
Shame on Lebanon.