Itamar terror

BBC apologises over Itamar massacres coverage

By Jessica Elgot, June 21, 2012

The BBC “got it wrong” by not giving prominence to the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, the outgoing director-general has admitted.


Fayad: Stop using Palestinians as excuse for killing innocent people

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The Palestinian Prime Minister has called for an end to the use of the plight of Palestinian children as justification for acts of extremist violence against innocent people.

Speaking as police in Toulouse continued their stand-off with the gunman wanted in connection with the murders of four Jewish children and three paratroopers, Salam Fayaad said this was not an excuse.


Murdered Fogel family remembered in Israel a year later

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

Friends and family of the five members of the same family who were slain last March in one of the most shocking atrocities in Israeli history have marked the first yartzheit of their deaths.

Udi and Ruth Fogel, and three of their children, including three-month-old Hadas Fogel, were found dead at their home on Friday March 11 2011.


Fogel killer 'blessed' on television

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 2, 2012

The Palestinian Authority's TV channel broadcast greetings to the convicted murderers of the Fogel family last week.

During a programme in which Palestinian prisoners are sent messages by their relatives, the mother of Hakim Awad, one of the two men who brutally killed Ehud and Ruth Fogel and their three young children in Itamar last March, "blessed" her "dear son" who "carried out the operatio


Fogel murderer's family praises 'hero' killer

By Jennifer Lipman, January 30, 2012

A state-run Palestinian television channel has broadcast an interview with the family of the two men convicted of massacring five members of the same Israeli family last March.

The programme, detailed by monitoring organisation Palestinian Media Watch, saw one of the killers of Ehud and Ruth Fogel and three of their children described as "a hero".


Second killer sentenced for Fogel family murders

By Jennifer Lipman, January 16, 2012

The second man found guilty of the gruesome murder of five members of the same Israeli family has been given five life sentences plus an additional seven years.

Amjad Awad was given the same 130-year sentence as his cousin Hakim, after the pair were found to be behind the massacre at the home of the Fogel family ten months ago.


Second conviction in Fogel murder case

By Jennifer Lipman, November 28, 2011

A second Palestinian man has been convicted for the brutal murder of five members of the same family nine months ago.

Amjad Awad was convicted in an Israeli military court of five counts of murder. His co-conspirator and cousin, Hakim Awad, was given a 130 year prison sentence in September.


Confession in second Fogel murder trial

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

The second suspect in the murder trial of five members of the same Jewish family has confessed.

Amjad Awad, 19, is on trial for the killings of the Fogel family in Itamar in March.

Ehud and Ruth Fogel and three of their children aged between three months and 11 years old were found dead at the family home by the oldest daughter Tamar.


Fogel murderer sentenced as he says he is still not sorry

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

A man convicted of murdering five members of the same family in one of the most brutal attacks in Israeli history has been sentenced.

Hakim Awad was given a 130 year prison sentence by an Israeli military court for the slaughter of the Fogel family.


Fogel family murderer convicted

By Jennifer Lipman, August 3, 2011

A man has been convicted of the brutal slaughter of the Fogel family earlier this year.

Hakim Awad's victims included three-month-old Hadas Fogel, two of her siblings and her parents.

Their bloodied bodies were discovered by 14-year-old Tamar Fogel when she returned to the family home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar late on a Friday night in March.