On March 11, 2011, The Fogel family was massacred in their home in Itamar, a town near Nablus.
Ehud Fogel, Ruth Fogel, and three of their children, including a three month old infant, were murdered in their beds by Palestinian terrorists. Amjad Awad and Hakim Awad, from the town of Awarta, were arrested for the killings. The killers expressed no remorse at their wrongdoing and were found guilty of the charges.
The Palestinian Authority publicly condemned the attack but continued to incite Palestinian violence by paying terrorists in prison and airing programs on state-run television praising the attack. Even worse, a third of Palestinians supported the attack.
On February 14, 2014, four terrorists attempted to infiltrate the town of Itamar. They carried knives and equipment for breaking into homes with them. Three years have passed and little has changed regarding threats from the neighboring Palestinian town of Awarta.
The planned attack only made it into the Jewish press. No other American news source wrote about the event. While the New York Times routinely condemns Jews living in Judea and Samaria for building houses, it often neglects to mention both successful and unsuccessful Palestinian terrorist attacks.
Abbas recently spoke in front of Israeli students in Ramallah. The crowd applauded as the Palestinian leader spoke of the negotiations with John Kerry. Even while condemning the Fogel attack, the Palestinian leadership continued to incite violence among the Palestinian people. The Palestinian Authority gives medals of honor to terrorists and pays terrorists many times more than the average Palestinian. How then, today, can students trust a leadership that continues to say what it does not mean and do what it does not say? How much longer can Israel negotiate with a two faced partner that condemns terrorist attacks in front of the world while rewarding those same terrorists?
By CAMERA Intern Lindsey Rivka Liron Cohen.
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