Fogel Family – The Itamar Massacre



YNet News: The Fogel family, of which five members were slaughtered in a grisly terror attack in the West Bank in 2011, is suing for NIS 400 million in compensation from the terrorists responsible for the attack.

Shortly before the statute of limitations expires, the family, represented by the Shurat Hadin-Israel Law Center organization, filed a statement of claim to the Jerusalem District Court on Monday.

Among the respondents listed in the suit are the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

“To this day, the terrorists receive handsome salaries from the PA, a fact that entirely defies logic and is contrary to justice,” the Fogel family said in a statement. “In the filing of this claim we seek to send a message in the name of every person who has a heart.” more …

Opinion: The news broke on March 11, 2011, just six weeks after Editor and I started this website. The news shocked me more than most perhaps because writing about it takes you inside the pure senselessness and pure evil of the act.

From the article:

“On March 11, 2011, two terrorists from the village of Awarta, eight kilometres southeast of Nablus, infiltrated the adjacent settlement of Itamar.

After breaking into an empty home, they stole a weapon before breaking into the Fogel family home, where they stabbed and shot to death the parents, Udi, 36 and Ruth, 35, along with three of their six children—Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and three-month-old Hadas, who was decapitated—as they slept in their beds.”

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The murders were fresh in my mind on March 19, 2011 as I began to write a post on the joyous feast of Purim, where the Jewish queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia (Iran) from total annihilation in the 4th century BC.

It was during that Purim feast that the evil of anti-Semitism became so real.  That the Palestinian murderers and Haman the Agagite, who plotted to kill all the Jews of Persia, seemed so similar.

I had no idea how, but I felt like there had to be a connection.

You see, Haman was a descendant of Amalek (Exodus 17:16), who was a grandson of Esau. During the next 4 years, our first attempt at a book produced, Antichrist: the Search for Amalek. The revised edition and video should be available in the next 30 days.

Purim 2018 begins this evening at sundown.