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The coffin arrived at around 2 p.m. and was greeted with chants of "God is great," mourners thronged around the door of the ambulance as Hezbollah units carried the coffin into the condolences hall.Seated in the Rawdat al-Shaheedayn Hall in the Beirut southern suburb of Ghobeiri, battle hardened men wept openly. They lamented the loss of a prominent resistance fighter, an exemplary figure for most of them. "God loves those who fight for his sake," Sayyed Hashem Safeyyeddine, the head of Hezbollah's executive council, told the crowd as he commenced his speech. Standing upon a podium overlooking the hall, the coffin to his left and Kuntar's family standing to his right. Kuntar's immediate family followed, who in turn were trailed by prominent religious figures.Men assembled behind the coffin, black clad women behind.
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