Qantar

Qantar

A Maltese unit of weight approximately equivalent to 79 kilograms. It is largely obsolete but is still used in some circumstances.
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De l'evocation de Mouloud le bouquiniste de la rue Didouche Mourad aux bruissements des quartiers avec leurs personnages haut en couleur comme Moh Qantar ou l'epicier Ammi Tahar et ses compagnons, c'est Alger qui se revele dans ses multiples facettes.
Rumors that Samir Qantar, the Druze militant who spent 29 years in an Israeli jail before being released in a 2008 prisoner swap, had been the main target of the attack appear to be unfounded.
Bassam Qantar, a spokesperson for the campaign, upped calls upon the Palestinian and Lebanese resistances "to take the case into account and adopt the suitable mechanism to release Abdallah.
Farmers will be given subsidiaries of EGP 350 per qantar (45kg) supplied to subsidiaries.
Among the released captives was Samir Qantar, who had been Israel's longest-serving prisoner and whom Israelis revile for his part in a 1979 Palestinian guerrilla attack.
In July 2008, Samir Qantar, a Lebanese terrorist serving a life sentence for killing a Jewish family, made his first private visit after being freed in a prisoner swap to the Cuban Embassy in Beirut, where Qantar proudly told officials he'd be at their disposal "for any work to liberate the five Cuban prisoners being held by the United States.
Summary: Ronny Kasar recently launched his first song in Beirut, called "Rooh Qolha" (Go Tell Her), written and composed by Talal Qantar and distributed by Marcileno
Israeli defense officials told Haaretz that last month's deal with Hezbollah, in which Israel freed Samir Qantar and four other Lebanese in exchange for the bodies of two kidnapped soldiers, also hardened Hamas' stance.
Qantar was captured in 1979 at the age of 17 as he entered Palestinian territories in a commandos operation against the Israeli occupiers.
Among the five Lebanese prisoners released was Samir Qantar who was serving life for killing a policeman, a four-year-old girl and her father in 1979.
This will indeed be an historic day if it turns out that the nation which marches to welcome Qantar and his colleagues as well as the bodies and remains is a nation that deserves all these sacrifices; a nation that embraces all the living and martyrs instead of wasting their sacrifices with its mad civil wars.
Samir Qantar is the highest-profile Lebanese prisoner that would be released, who is currently serving multiple life terms for an attack on an Israeli town in 1979.