It was July 18th, 2008, the birthday of Samir Kuntar, and so Al Jazeera naturally had a birthday celebration. Fortuitously, Kuntar had been released just two days earlier from a near three-decade spell in Israeli prison. As a young member of the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1979, Kuntar snuck across the Lebanese border and proceeded to kill an Israeli policeman, 31-year-old Danny Haran, and Haran’s 4-year-old daughter, Einat. The last he killed by bashing a rock against her skull. Kuntar was also convicted by an Israeli court of indirectly killing Einat’s two-year-old sister Yael, who died of suffocation as her mother tried to silence her cries.