The victims of the
brutal murders at Itamar, in Samaria, Friday night are Rabbi and IDF
tank unit officer Udi Fogel, his wife Ruth, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old
Elad pictured) and three-month-old Hadas. Rabbi Fogel taught at the Itamar
post-high school yeshiva, whose senior rabbi is former IDF Chief Rabbi Avi
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photos of the murder victims that were released by the Fogel family, who
gave full permission for their use in order to report on the horrific
reality of murdering children and babies in their sleep "simply because they
are Jewish." Warning: These photos are extremely graphic and not
intended for children.
Their funerals will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Har Menuchot
Cemetery in Jerusalem. The survivors, 12-year-old Tamar, eight-year-old
Ro’ie and two-year-old Shai, are being cared for by their grandfather, Chaim
Fogel, a resident of Nevei Tzuf, also in Samaria.
After bringing his grandchildren from the home of the terrorist crime, he
said, '"We saw the scene of the vicious murder.”
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that an initial investigation indicates
that the parents, Udi and Ruth Fogel, fought with the attackers, an act that
may have been instrumental in saving the lives of three of their children
who were in another room. The attackers fled immediately after murdering the
parents and three of their children who were in the same room with them.
The IDF has arrested approximately 20 Palestinian Authority Arabs for
questioning, but it not known how many terrorists were involved in the
murders. It is known that the terrorists jumped over the electronic security
Around 22:30 Friday night, they entered one house , where no one was
home, and then broke into the Fogel home to carry out the murders.
Tracks from the home led to the nearby village of Awarta. Saturday night,
Jewish residents in the area demonstrated at the nearby Tapuach junction and
marched north towards Hawara, near Shechem and where Defense Minister Barak
has removed several key security checkpoints and relaxed security
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, "I noticed that several states
which rushed to condemn Israel for building a house in some place are taking
their time in condemning the murder of children.”
He also said he was shocked by the ambiguous condemnation of Palestinian
Authority leaders. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stated, "Violence will only
bring more violence – we must hurry to find a comprehensive, just solution
to the conflict.”
Following the remarks, Prime Minister Netanyahi stated, "I am
disappointed by the weak and mumbled statements. This is not how one
condemns terrorism. This is not how one fights terrorism. See how Israeli
prime ministers, myself among them, have reacted in similar situations, but
there has never been anything like this, in which terrorists entered a home
and cut children's throats.
"This requires sharp and unequivocal condemnation. This requires
something else. This requires a halt to the incitement.... The time has come
to stop this double-talk in which the Palestinian Authority outwardly talks
peace, and allows – and sometimes leads – incitement at home. The time has
come to stop the incitement and begin educating their people for peace."
Disasters, Palestinian Barbarism
by Prof. Phyllis Chesler
The entire nation of Israel mourns.
Yet another atrocity.
We mourn the destruction of a
beautiful, gentle, loving family.
Three new orphans who were so
brutally torn from their parents.
Parents crying for their children
and grandparents for their their
A two year old who was found
nestled between his butchered father
and lifeless infant sister, covered
in their blood, crying over and over
again "daddy wake up, daddy wake up"
And we mourn the silence of the
The obscene immorality disguised as
We have survived this sort of
inhumanity and corruption..... for
many many long centuries.
We are still here, miraculously,
incredible, annoyingly, while great
empires have vanished from the world
and become irrelevant because of the
choices that they have made.
Each and every one of us is being
given opportunities to stand up,
speak out and act. Each in our own
way. Silence is unacceptable.
The Fogel Family,
massacred in Itamar
It is all happening and far more
quickly than even I had anticipated;
and yet, the events are so surreal
that they seem to be happening in
slow motion, as if we are dreaming
or in a really bad movie.
That is because we view it all—but
are helpless before it.
The natural disasters: an earthquake
which may have killed more than
10,000 people in Japan and an
unintended Japanese nuclear meltdown
are fully matched by the moral and
man-made disasters in Libya and in
Itamar, the West Bank town in which
Palestinians slaughtered five
members of the same Israeli family.
In addition to the 35 and 36 year
old parents, Udi and Ruth, the child
victims were thee months old Hadas,
4 years old Elad, and 11 years old
Palestinians were seen giving out
candy to celebrate this Cowardly
Kill. The President of the
Mahmoud Abbas, refused to
condemn this cowardly attack. He
mumbled something in English about
“all violence leading to violence”
which means the violence of the
alleged Israeli “occupation” of the
disputed territories is what caused
these murders. Palestinian Prime
Minister, Salam Fayyad, condemned
the attack and, excellent
propagandist that he is, insisted
that “There ought to be no doubt on
where we stand on violence. We
reject it, and we have always
And my grandmother is a bicycle as
they say. I really wonder what these
Palestinian leaders have been saying
Palestinian terrorists are Baby
Killers par excellence. From the
beginning of the Second Intifada in
2000, they have
killed at least 123 Israeli children—on
purpose, not accidentally. They have
shot up teenagers while studying,
have tried to kill children in
nursery schools and child care
centers. Palestinian terrorists have
even killed children at Itamar. In
2002, Habash Hanani did so, and he
is currently being glorified by the
Palestinian terrorists are Baby
Killers and yet Arab, Islamist, and
liberal fascist propaganda have
managed to convince the world that
Israelis and Jews are Baby
Killers—Israel, a country whose
military never uses civilians as
hostages and which, contrary to Big
Lie myth, is exquisitely restrained
when it comes to avoiding civilian
casualties during urban battle.
Arab and Muslim terrorists are Baby
Killers. They kill their own in
order to kill the babies of their
enemies. The Taliban in Pakistan
specialize in grooming 5-10 year old
orphan boys to blow themselves up.
Muslims, Arabs, Islamist terrorists
in general, and Palestinians and
Iranians in particular, brainwash,
exploit, mere children and teenagers
as jihadists and as suicide killers.
Today, sickeningly, the western
mainstream media, and some Jewish
and Israeli anti-Zionists as well,
are implicitly, essentially, blaming
the settlers for their own murders!
They are “settlers,” “radical
settlers,” “living beyond the green
line,” not human beings, not Jews,
not Israelis, not even real victims.
Real victims should not have been
living there, their geographical
presence comprises an
Similarly, women’s uncovered faces,
infidel women especially, constitute
a “provocation” too so that they
have only themselves to blame when
Allah-fearing Muslim men rape,
gang-rape, and assault them.
Real victims are the Palestinian
terrorists who are forced to murder
babies in response to being
“illegally,” and immorally Occupied.
Shoot that radical settler. No, stab
him while he’s asleep in his bed,
better yet, why not stab his whole
family? The international community
will not care.
Demonize settlers, isolate Israelis,
insist that “Islamophobia,”
not Islamic terrorism, is the
problem, (do so in the American
Congress), refuse to stop the
wholesale slaughter of Muslims by
Muslims (think Libya, think Darfur),
instead, blame Israel because the
Palestinians do not want a
Palestinian state, lean on Israel to
negotiate harder, give up even more,
give up every city, including
Jerusalem and then simply wait for
the law-of-returning Palestinians to
overcome the last “settlement”
standing: Tel Aviv—do so, even as
the entire Arab Muslim Middle East
is exploding over non-Israel
specific problems--and inevitably,
the Palestinian fiends will be
emboldened to act and will slaughter
an innocent, peaceful Jewish family
in their beds and of course, on the