Richard Silverstein Doubles Down In Defending Honor of Arch Terrorist Samir Kuntar

A few days ago, I posted about DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein’s defense of murderer-cum-worm-food Samir Kuntar. In short: he posted as fact a claim that Kuntar never murdered 4-year-old Einat Haran, or her father Danny, and suggested any talk that he returned to terror after his release was fantasy. I showed how the Israeli psychologist who thought Kuntar was being truthful in denying the murder was completely unreliable, since he also believed Kuntar’s promise he would not return to terror – and we all see how that went.

The psychologist Zvi Sela has claimed Danny and Einat were shot by IDF friendly fire, and Silverstein posted this as fact. But others have pointed out that the pathology report itself showed Einat’s skull had been smashed with a rifle butt – not to mention the other compelling evidence presented at trial.

Evidence from the pathologist's report showing Einat Haran's brain tissue on the butt of Kuntar's rifle(Photo courtesy Doron Golan)

Evidence from the pathologist’s report showing Einat Haran’s brain tissue
on the butt of Kuntar’s rifle(Photo courtesy Doron Golan)

But when presented with this evidence – as opposed to opinion from an unreliable person – this is Silverstein’s response.

The pathological hater of Israel clearly hates this pathology report.

I assume Silverstein is referring to Yehuda Hiss, who had removed body parts without the consent of the families of the deceased.

But here’s the thing: Besides the disgusting defense of Kuntar, Silverstein is again plain wrong. Hiss was not the pathologist at the trial of Samir Kuntar! He began as chief Pathologist at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine in 1988, almost a decade after the trial, and his name is not associated with the Kuntar trial at all.

Silverstein’s vile views and hatred of Israel – not to mention inability to fact-check – almost defy belief.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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