Zeinab and her son Ali, looking at photos of Samir Kuntar and the Dome of the Rock of Palestine.
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Zeinab Berjawi's parents were reluctant to accept Samir Kuntar's advances.The fact that 20 years separated the pair also did not sit well with Zeinab's family.Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah contacted Zeinab's family.Hezbollah, on behalf of Kuntar, also sent a delegation to quell any fears Zeinab herself might have. Smiling mischievously, Zeinab recounted how their forays irritated Hezbollah's security apparatus.Zeinab would wake Kuntar up and console him.So Kuntar wrote them letters instead.After their first year of marriage, Kuntar grew more withdrawn. Zeinab grew up privileged; she enjoyed the finer things.Instead of directly teaching Kuntar how to adapt to the new world, Zeinab showed him.Kuntar never had to ask for anyone's help after his wife's unorthodox instructive techniques. Zeinab was a journalist for a prominent foreign media outlet, while Kuntar attended Hezbollah security and military training programs.
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