Itamar terror

Fogel murders: killer 'proud' of actions

By Jennifer Lipman, June 6, 2011

One of the two men charged with murdering five members of the same Jewish family including a three-month-old baby has expressed pride in his brutality.

The brutal attack on the Fogel family in the West bank settlement of Itamar in March this year sent shockwaves around Israel. A month after the murders, two men were arrested in the village of village of Awarta, near Itamar.


'Cold-blooded' confession from DNA pair to Fogel murders

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 21, 2011

"This was the most shocking murder I have ever looked into," said one veteran Shin Bet investigator after a five-week inquiry into the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar.

Two suspects whose culpability, the authorities argue, is in little doubt after DNA traces linked them to the scene of the attack, now await a military trial.


Itamar Fogel murder arrests continue

By Simon Griver, April 14, 2011

The IDF arrested dozens of Palestinians in the village of Awarta this week but has yet to charge any with last month's brutal murder of Ehud and Ruth Fogel and their three young children in the nearby Jewish village of Itamar.

But Israel's security forces believe they are on the brink of a breakthrough in finding the killers.


Significant rise in terror attacks on Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2011

Terrorist attacks against Israel have more than doubled in the last month.

According to figures compiled by Israel's General Security Service, there were a total of 128 terrorist incidents in March, compared to 61 the previous month.

The brutal murders of the Fogel family and the bus stop bombing in Jerusalem saw the tally of Israeli deaths from terrorism rise to six last month.


Killing children - and peace

By David Aaronovitch, April 4, 2011

The other day I received another invitation to a university debate. The motion was "This House Believes That Israel Asks Too Much And Gives Too Little In The Peace Process" and it was assumed that I would speak in opposition, alongside - maybe - someone from the Israeli Embassy and someone from the Zionist Federation.


BBC bias is endemic, Louise

By Venetia Thompson, April 1, 2011

The many journalists who have been desperately trying to draw attention to the BBC's horrific anti-Israel bias for years can finally take a breather: Louise Bagshawe, best-selling chick-lit author turned politician, has come to the rescue.


Board leader backs BBC's reporting

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2011

Board of Deputies vice-president Jerry Lewis has defended the BBC over its reporting of the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar in the West Bank three weeks ago.


BBC backs down on its Fogel coverage

By Jennifer Lipman, March 31, 2011

The BBC has admitted that the horrific murders of the Fogel family last month should have been covered on their 24 hour news channel.

The massacre, in which a three-month-old baby was decapitated and her siblings' throats were slashed, did not appear anywhere across the BBC's television channels, and was mentioned only briefly on the broadcaster's news website.


Louise Bagshawe still waiting for BBC to explain Fogel failures

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2011

Louise Bagshawe has received thousands of messages of support for bringing to public attention the BBC’s poor coverage of the Fogel family massacre – but is still yet to hear an explanation from the broadcaster.


Tribute to the Fogels

March 24, 2011

Bnei Akiva dedicated its regular Monday night Limmud programme in Temple Fortune to the Fogel family members who died in the terror attack in Itamar. Poignancy was added by the fact that surviving daughter Tamar was at a Bnei Akiva activity when the murders were carried out.