Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

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Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of the kind reserved for its top commanders. Thousands of people chanted "death to Israel" as Hezbollah fighters in military uniforms carried Qantar's coffin to a Shi'ite Muslim cemetery in its south Beirut stronghold where he was laid to rest. "If the Israelis think by killing Samir Qantar they have closed an account then they are very mistaken because they know and will come to know that they have instead opened several more," Hashem Safeieddine, a senior official in the powerful Shi'ite militant movement, said at the funeral.
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