Palestinian TV airs show praising Fogel family murderer

January 30, 2012

Media_httpwwwhaaretzc_hzbeg(Haaretz) Palestinian television aired an interview with the relatives of the Fogel family murderers earlier this month, praising the two cousins convicted with the brutal attack as “heroes.”
The broadcast was aired as part of a weekly show on the Palestinian state-run station called “For You,” which focuses on Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israel.
The show featured the aunt and mother of Hakim Awad, who along with his cousin Amjad was convicted of brutally stabbing to death five Fogel family members in an attack on their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar on the night of March 11, 2011.
Hakim Awad’s mother sent her regards to her son, proudly describing him as the perpetrator of the Itamar attack and that he was sentenced to 5 consecutive life sentences.
Awad’s aunt then proceeded to describe her nephew as a “hero and a legend.”
The unusual broadcast was reported by the Israel-based media watchdog organization Palestinian Media Watch
Late last year Amjad Awad was convicted of the murdering Ehud and Ruth Fogel, along with three of their young child-ren, Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, 3 months old, before fleeing the scene. His cousin Hakim was convicted a month earlier. Both men were sentenced to five consecutive life sentences by an IDF court.


Leftists Visit, Hug Mother of Fogel Murderer

April 21, 2011

The leftists visited several homes in the Samaria village, including that of the Awad family, which spawned the murderers. The identities of the confessed murderers were released for publication on Sunday, the day after the visit. The murderers were already in IDF custody at the time of the leftists’ visit and their arrest – including the fact that they are relatively young – was already widely rumored and hinted at by the press.

A photograph from the visit which can be viewed here, posted by one of the activists on her Internet blog, shows Raya Yaron, spokeswoman of Machsom Watch, comforting a woman described as being 37 years old and “in a deep depression.” The blogger explained in her post that the woman fainted during the leftist women’s visit and was distraught over the arrest of her husband, her two sons and a daughter.
The woman is easily recognizable as Nuf Awad, mother of Hakem Awad, whose photograph was featured on the front page of Arab newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida Monday.
“It is impossible that my son did this,” she is quoted by the paper as saying. “My son doesn’t know how to slaughter a chicken” (the translation is from the Seventh Eye media-watch website). The two murderers confessed, however, to slaughtering five human beings and investigators reported that they expressed no remorse, and even said that had they realized there were two more children sleeping in the house, they would have killed them as well. They saw no problem in slitting baby Hadas’s throat, they explained, since she was a Jew.
Another leftist visitor, Yaakov Manor of the Center for Alternative Information, described the visit thus on the AIC’s Hebrew website: 
“The horror that we witnessed at the home of the family of Muhammad Awad cannot be described as anything but a pogrom – a primitive and brutal act of revenge intended to strike fear and awe into the hearts of the residents…”
“The father, Muhammad, 45, the son Majdi, 20, a third year university student, the son Amjad, 19, a freshman university student, and the son Hakem, 17, were arrested.”  
At about the same time that Manor wrote the post, a court lifted a gag order and allowed the press to publish the names and photos of the murder suspects. One of them was 17 year old Hakem Awad. The other was his cousin, Amjad Awad, who is apparently not the same Amjad mentioned above as brother of Hakem.
Machsom Watch is a women’s group that interferes with soldiers looking for weapons and explosives at checkposts and is a member of the Women’s Coalition for Peace. Both are radical groups that espouse a pacifist, anti-religious and anti-Western brand of gender feminism, and both received considerable funding from the New Israel Fund as recently as 2007, according to NGO Monitor. 
Despite allegations of siding with Israel’s enemies, the New Israel Fund is still perceived as a legitimate body by many liberals in Israel and outside it.
As reported on Arutz ShevaIsrael Online Ambassadors said Sunday that these leftist groups had crossed a red  line. “The time has come to make leftist groups that support murderers illegal. Whoever supports baby killers has no place in a democratic society,” the group said in a statement.


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Arlene Kushner On Capture of the Palestinian Terrorist Who Massacred The Folgel Family

April 17, 2011

A gag order that was in effect during the course of the investigation of the terrorist attack on the Fogel family — which saw the parents and three of their children (pictured below) cruelly slaughtered — has now been lifted.  The commander of the IDF in Samaria Col. Nimrod Aloni has announced: “The murderers are in our hands.” The terrorists are Amjad Awad, 19, and Hakim Awad 18, from Awarta, an Arab village near Itamar, where the Fogel family lived. Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), they were assisted by at least six others, four of them from the Awad family. All have been taken into custody. They have confessed and expressed readiness to become “martyrs.” Not only have they not expressed regret for their actions, they said they would have killed two other brothers who were in the house, had they known they were there. via

so much for the theory that the murder was done by Asian foreign workers

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