Iran's Fars News Agency Lauds Murder of Infants
Iran's Fars News Agency joyously reported yesterday that a newly formed Palestinian
group named after Imad Mugniyah - a Hezbollah commander killed by Israel three years ago - and affiliated with the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Fatah movement, had claimed responsibility for the "killing of five Zionists" in the Israeli settlement of Itamar. A member of the new group "managed to kill all the five Zionists who were in the house on Saturday morning, the statement from the group added, mentioning that the Palestinian combatant has returned home safely after conducting his mission successfully."
The statement from this new terrorist band left out a few critical facts concerning the bravery of the attacker or attackers. (The number of assailants is as yet unknown.) The "Zionists" that were stabbed to death included 3-month old Hadas Fogel, 3-year old Elad Fogel and 11-year old Yoav Fogel, as well as their parents Rose and Rabbi Udi Fogel. Udi Fogel appears to have been killed as he slept beside his infant daughter, whose throat was slashed. Photos of the slain "Zionists" appear above. (Rose Fogel appears in the background of the photo of Yoav.) When one views the ferocious demeanor of Hadas, Elad and Yoav, one can only marvel at the courage of their attackers.
Also, contary to the Fars news report, the terrorists in fact failed to kill two "Zionists" in the house at the time of the attack, a 6-year old boy who was asleep on the couch and a 2-year old boy asleep in his bed, both of whom the murderers may have missed in the dark. There were signs that Rose Fogel was awake and tried to defend herself against her attackers, so the murdered womans's resistance may have caused the murderers to lose courage and flee.
Hamas reacted by defending the Palestinian right of resistance to occupation by any means, including the deliberate murder of children, while also suggesting that the family had been murdered by Israelis.