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In weekly show dedicated to Palestinian prisoners in Israel, Hakim Awad's mother and aunt describe convicted perpetrator of Itamar attack as a 'hero and legend.'
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.
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
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.
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by yourboycal2
Not taking up for any murder, but if you really love your family don't move them into illegal settlements where people who you kicked out may come back for revenge. I can't go camp out on my neighbors lawn then play victim when he comes and punches me in the face. Not taking sides here I'm sure this family was just trying to raise their kids. Gotta see all sides though.
Originally posted by theRhenn
Honestly, im disgusted by some people here on ATS.
Totaly sad... Very Sickening..
You actually find this justifiable? Shame... Shame...
If this is what ATS turns into, this kinda garbage.. I'm through, here.
THEY WERE CHILDREN YOU FKING NO GOOD WASTE OF LIFE! Fking assholes!
edit on 29-1-2012 by theRhenn because: (no reason given)
That prompted settlers to firebomb a house in Huwarra village, which saw two Palestinian children taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.
Palestinian kills Israeli settler family March 12, 2011
A Palestinian has killed five Israelis in an attack on a West Bank settlement, who according to media reports were all members of the same family, including a baby and a toddler.
An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed to AFP on Saturday that a Palestinian got into the Itamar settlement near Nablus in the north of the West Bank and killed five people, but did not elaborate on who the victims were.
Israeli reports suggested that the victims had all been stabbed to death in their beds.
According to the Israeli news site Ynet, the victims were a month-old baby, two children aged three and 11 years old, and their parents. Three other children managed to escape and raise the alarm, Ynet reported.
The army had launched a search of the area to find the attacker or attackers, said the army spokeswoman.
An AFP photographer noted that military checkpoints had sealed off all the roads in the district and the residents of Itamar had been told to stay at home.
Palestinian security sources said that Israeli soldiers in jeeps had deployed in the sector, sending ambulances to the scene, and said an army helicopter was flying over the area of the attack.
Tension between Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the area has been extremely high in recent days.
On Monday, Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinians after they clashed with Israeli settlers near Nablus.
Ten Palestinians and a Jewish settler were wounded during the violence, according to Palestinian medical sources and a spokesman for the settlers.
A week earlier, police clashed with settlers in the Havat Gilad outpost west of Nablus as officers moved in to remove a caravan, a tent and another half-built illegal structure there.
They also smashed up shops and cars in the southern city of Hebron and settlers also cut down 500 olive tree saplings that had been planted on the site of a former settlement outpost.
The settlers routinely react when police and soldiers demolish structures in settlements or wildcat settlement outposts in what are known as "price tag" attacks, which often target Palestinians.
This violence against the local population is a direct response to what they consider "anti-settler" activity by the Israeli government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned hardline settlers that such attacks were unacceptable.
The last deadly attack on a West Bank settlement was on August 31 last year, when four settlers were killed near Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Two other Israelis were wounded in an attack the following day in Ramallah.
The following month, the Palestinian Authority of president Mahmoud Abbas, said those responsible for both attacks had been arrested. He identified them as members of the rival Hamas group that controls the Gaza Strip.
Originally posted by theRhenn
And you should know better... If you count yourself as a mature adult with any decency at all... You wouldnt be one of them...
I bet your parents would be proud of how they raised you...
Originally posted by Gramlengo
reply to post by mayabong
Assuming you know what your talking about, which you obviously don't, wouldn't a retaliation needed to be aimed at soldiers and not infants sleeping in their beds?