Itamar terror

The right thing

March 24, 2011

As a community we are sometimes prone to the feeling that the world is against us; that issues which are of deep concern to us are simply ignored elsewhere.


MP Louise Bagshawe attacks BBC bias for Fogel coverage ‘failures'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 24, 2011

A Conservative MP has demanded an explanation from the BBC for its “inexcusable” lack of coverage of the Fogel murders a fortnight ago and condemned the broadcaster for “exceptionally biased reporting” — and even antisemitism.


'Light Shabbat candles in Fogels memory'

By Jessica Elgot, March 18, 2011

A Chabad woman from Birmingham has started a worldwide movement to get Jewish women to light Shabbat candles in memory of the murdered Fogel family in Itamar.


Killing Israeli babies is not a tactic. It is a crime against humanity

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, March 17, 2011

The silliest of all Western reactions to the slaughter of the Fogel family has been to suggest that the murder of three children was aimed at torpedoing the peace process.

Murdering Israeli babies was never a tactical move against negotiations. It is a crime against humanity.


The Fogel family in profile

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 17, 2011

I met Rabbi Udi Fogel four years ago when he and his family were living in Netzarim, the most isolated of the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and the last to be dismantled in the disengagement of 2006. He smiled and spoke calmly when I asked him how he felt about the government that was about to force him to leave and destroy the family's home.


Why no outrage over West Bank family slaughter?

By Anshel Pfeffer and Robyn Rosen, March 17, 2011

The negligible coverage in the international media of the terror attack in Itamar last Friday night, in which five members of one family died, has enraged the authorities in Israel.


Abbas 'will not seek reelection'

By Jessica Elgot, March 16, 2011

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has announced he will not seek re-election.

Palestinian Authority elections are expected to take place in the next six months.

Mr Abbas said he was making plans to travel to the Gaza Strip to reconcile the territories in order to conduct elections for a united government.


Itamar was 'valley of death': murdered baby's grandfather

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

The 12-year-old sister of the three Israeli children slaughtered at home last Friday has vowed to protect her remaining family members.

Tamar Fogel, who discovered the bloodied bodies of her three-month-old baby sister, parents and two other siblings, told Israeli newspaper Yisrael Hayom: “I will be strong and succeed in overcoming this.”


Palestinians celebrate terrorist who killed 37 Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Palestinians have named a town square after a female terrorist who killed 37 Israelis in 1978.

The official dedication of the Dalal Mughrabi square near Ramallah took place just two days after a Palestinian terrorist group claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of five Israelis from the same family, three of whom were children.


Bloodied toys, smell of death after Itamar slaughter

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Rescue volunteers have described seeing toys and clothes lying in pools of blood at the home of the Israeli family brutally murdered on Friday night.

Five members of the Fogel family, including a three-month-old baby girl and two other children were stabbed as they slept on Shabbat.