Palestinians Desecrate Jewish Headstones With Slogans Praising Fogel Family Murderers
In April 2010 Palestinian terrorists stabbed five family members to death in the Israeli settlement of Itamar; three children, including a baby girl, were among the victims. The killers slashed the baby’s throat. Later that day Palestinians handed out candy to celebrate the mass murder of an innocent family.
Only two children survived. The children later met with the leader of the Israeli Defense Forces.
This week Jewish worshippers discovered tombstones near the Palestinian town of Awarta with slogans praising the murderers of the Fogel Family.
Slogans praising the murderers of the Fogel family were discovered by worshippers visiting the tombstones of Elazar, Itamar and the 70 elders near the Palestinian town of Awarta, the home of Hakim and Amjad Awad who carried out the brutal murders of the Fogel family.
Over 500 worshippers came to pray at the burial site, for the annual celebration. The visit was organized by the One Shechem organization and the Shomron Regional Council and was coordinated with and accompanied by IDF forces.
When the worshippers arrived at the burial site they discovered that the tombstone of Elazar son of Aharon the high priest had been desecrated and spray painted with abusive slogans in Arabic that praise Hakim Awad, the man who murdered five members of the Fogel family, including three month old baby Hadas Fogel. Awad was recently sentenced to five consecutive life sentences.
The worshippers and IDF forces covered the slogans with white paint. This is not the first time that the tombstones have been desecrated and worshippers noted that according to agreements, it is the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility to safeguard the holy places.
Head of Shomron Regional Council Gershon Mesika thanked the Samaria brigade commander and IDF officers for protecting the worshippers but expressed his shock at the desecration.