March 12, 2011, - 10:53 pm

UPDATED w/VIDEO: Photos of Itamar Jewish Kids Massacred by Palestinians: This is What “Peace” w/ Muslims Looks Like

By Debbie Schlussel

**** UPDATED, 03/13/11: Scroll Down to Check out the Very Touching /Disturbing Video,  Below, of the Fogel Family & What Happened to Them ****

****UPDATE #2: Watch Moving, Short Video of the Fogel Family Funeral to see more of What Islamic Peace Looks Like ****

By now, you’ve probably heard about the latest, sickening Palestinian terrorist attack on children in Itamar, Israel in the so-called West Bank.  The kids of the Fogel Family–including a three-month-old baby–and their parents were brutally murdered–STABBED to death, but you’ll barely hear a word in the mainstream media because these kids wear yarmulkes, not hijabs and kefiyehs.  They were attacked as they were resting on the Jewish Sabbath because that’s how these Muslims work.  They want us to respect even their hangnails and feel sorry for their papercuts.  Yet, they neither respect Jewish–or Christian or Hindu or Sikh, etc.–holidays, nor innocent children’s lives which they brutally take in the name of jihad. It’s important to note that these attacks were perpetrated by Fatah, NOT HAMAS. Yes, Fatah–the “moderate” terrorists that America is propping up–and which is being touted as Israel’s “partner for peace.” Yes, Fatah, which is headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a/k/a Abu Mazen.

Murdered while they slept were they were sleeping: Rabbi Udi Fogel (36), his wife Ruth (34), 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad and three-month-old Hadas. Their young daughter, Tamar, returned home to find their bodies. The kids were involved in B’nei Akiva, or “Sons of [Rabbi] Akiva,” a religious Zionist youth group in which my late father, I, and all my siblings were active as kids. It teaches kids to plant trees and build things, in sharp contrast to the hate and brutality they teach Palestinian kids, who grow up to become these murderous bahayim [animals, in Arabic].

Normally, I would not post these out of respect for the dead, especially dead children.  But the family released photos of their murdered children and grandchildren and asked that they be posted and publicized.  So, I am posting them below to show you . . .

THIS IS WHAT PALESTINIAN PEACE LOOKS LIKE:

**** UPDATE: Check Out this Moving and Disturbing Video Produced by Yisrael Sheli [My Israel], which details everything that happened and shows who these innocent people were:

The father in bed with his baby (Rabbi Udi Fogel, Age 36, & Baby Daughter, Hadas Fogel, 3 Months Old). . .

The little boy (Elad Fogel, Age Four) . . .

More Pictures . . .

See all pictures at the full photo album of this Palestinian Muslim massacre on innocent civilians.

And say a prayer for these five innocent members of the Fogel Family. Blessed be their memories.

That Was Then . . .

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This Is Now . . .

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159 Responses

You guys are no better than propagandists on the other side…

If you love Israel so much, move there. PLEASE

Jew Boy on March 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I shudder to think of the friends you do (or dont) have….

    esther on March 14, 2011 at 3:46 am

    You evil bastard!!!! One day , G-D will punish you for your evil mind, soul and thoughts!!!!! I do NOT believe that you are Jewish – you sound like an evil muslime worshiper of the “moon god!!!”.

    madeleine7 on March 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

      Fuck jews and their lying these people were killed by mossad funded terrorists to stop the palestinians independence how do the jews answer for their killing of 60 million russians in the comunist revolution? There were no gas chambers no holocaust and all the concentration camps were built by poles with communist jewish money to house germans in long live the riech and heil hitler our savior hopefully someone will rise to stop world jewry and their PROTOCOLS OF ZION from killing us all!

      i hate jews on September 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    @Jew Boy

    Why must supporting Israel and acknowledging it is in the right regarding the Muslim/Jew middle-east dispute, be met with “if you like Israel so much, move there”.

    Many Italian Americans love Italy — should they move back to Italy?

    Get a life you idiot.

    All this moral relativism is disgusting — the Koran teaches that infidels have to be subjugated, killed and converted. That’s an objective fact. EVERY Koran teaches that hence why jihad is a physical act of trying to cleanse the world of infidels from the Islamic point of view.

    Israel must defend itself and every Jew in Israel has a legitimate right to live there — indeed, the Jews in Israel have probably the most legitimate birth certificate of any nation on earth. What other ppl can document their travel to a land, sovereignising of it and ENTIRE history of living there?

    Barry on March 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

    go live in gaza with ur friends

    jew man on March 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

I saw the same thing happen in Algeria in the90s. The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) Terrorists would sneak into unprotected villages at night and slit the throats of sleeping villagers who previously did not support sharia law nor want to join their cause. From my experience the only effective solution is to get them first!

SemperFiVet on March 14, 2011 at 12:17 am

The world should know that the palestinians are moslamic killers

Martin on March 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

Jew boy,

These pictures are no propaganda. They are not manipulated in any way that propaganda is.
I’m from Israel and I salut the people who are trying to do the dirty work of showing a little bit of truth. You don’t need to live here in order to love and appreciate this country.

Roni

Roni on March 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

I lost my hope for Peace.
I saw those picture, thinking of my own children with tears on my eyes.
A sane society would have not only condemn those murdrers – but would have judge those animals according to its own laws (Death) – not rewarding them and celebrating their monstrosity.

J.J on March 14, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Well said. I do not cry easily but the video just breaks my heart. I am furious that MSM has NOT covered this in So Cal at all. Nothing on the LA news stations. Nothing. Just as DS said. Small article buried in San Diego Tribune.

    NancyB on March 14, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Well said. I do not cry easily but the video just breaks my heart. I am furious that MSM has NOT covered this in So Cal at all. Nothing on the LA news stations. Nothing. Just as DS said. Small article buried in San Diego Tribune. Celebrating and passing out candy? A souless amoral society of animals.

    NancyB on March 14, 2011 at 4:44 am

Rafah residents hand out candy following murder of parents, 3 children in West Bank http://www.muslimsdebate.com/n.php?nid=5439

Tina Hansen on March 14, 2011 at 3:22 am

“yes it is kinda inapporiate to post photos of dead people without the permission of those who are/were related to those who died.”

Didn’t you even read Schlussel’s intro?

Hesperado on March 14, 2011 at 3:58 am

May G-D grant eternal rest to these Jewish martyrs, take them to His bosom and bless their memory!!!! Their murders will NOT go unavenged!!!! May He help the surviving children and bring them the consolation of His love and support. G-D bless and protect always Israel and the Jewish people.

madeleine7 on March 14, 2011 at 6:35 am

Re:

["May G-D grant eternal rest to these Jewish martyrs, take them to His bosom and bless their memory!!!! Their murders will NOT go unavenged!!!! May He help the surviving children and bring them the consolation of His love and support. G-D bless and protect always Israel and the Jewish people."

madeleine7 on March 14, 2011 at 6:35 am]

Amen!

JeffE on March 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

Realmente da pena ver como utilizan y masacran a pobres inocentes de ambos lados tanto palestinos como israelitas… solo cortos de mente no se dan cuenta que los gobiernos poderosos de todo el mundo crean estos incidentes para tener excusas de sus invaciones y negocios sucios, no faltara mucho tiempo para ver como un pueblo , quizas el mas poderoso de la actualidad, con el ejercito mejor armado borra del mapa a sus hermanos vecinos, es lamentable ver como el mundo da la espalda a esto y deja que ocurran estos acontecimientos. Se viene quizas lo que podria llamarse la tercera guerra mundial, el levantamiento de los pueblos arabes por un lado y las chispas para encender el fuego como estas por el otro, todo perfectamente planeado…. es como ver una pelicula y conocer el final, miles de inocentes muertos , familias desplazadas y el cambio de corona de USA a Israel como potencia mundial. Mis condolencias para las pobres victimas de este circo, segun los mandatarios de turno son solo efectos colaterales de una guerra sucia.

Marcelo on March 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Translation of above comment:

    Really a shame to see how they use and massacring innocent bystanders of both Palestinian and Israeli sides … just short of mind does not realize that powerful governments around the world create these incidents to make excuses for their invasions and dirty business, no missing long time to see as a people, perhaps the most powerful of today, with the better armed army to wipe out his brethren neighbors, it is sad to see how the world turns its back on this and stop these events occur. It is perhaps what might be called the Third World War, the rise of the Arab villages on the one hand and sparks to ignite the fire how are you on the other, all perfectly planned …. is like watching a movie and know the end, thousands of innocent people killed, families displaced and the change in crown of USA to Israel as a world power. My condolences to the poor victims of this circus, according to the leaders in power are just side effects of a dirty war.

    ebayer on March 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

      Marcelo – Whether you realize it or not, you are buying into wacky conspiracy theories promoted by the radical left, some Muslims, and anarchists (who are in fact facists). Do you really think that anything Israelis teach their children is equivalent to the hatred taught to Muslim children, that results in attacks like this one? If so, you have lost (assuming you ever had) any trace of a sense of good and evil, right and wrong, murderers and victims. You should be ashamed of yourself, but people like you usually do not seem to have a sense of shame.

      Phil on March 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

        You are absolutely right. The Palestinian people are doomed by their own Muslim brothers to be constantly faced with Israel. With the sole purpose of preventing the development of a peaceful manner. Because if so, taking into account the capacity of development of Israel, most Arab countries would end up depending on the Jews to a large extent. The Palestinians do not seem aware that they are the only real losers in all this plot. And it’s true, they are victims. But victims of their own hatred and despair. Israel just wants to live in peace. The Arab people did not exist 2,000 years ago. The Muslims did not exist 2,000 years ago. The people of Israel, the Jews do inhabit that territory 2,000 years ago. Who has more rights?

        That family was sleeping, was not planning to kill anyone. The terrorists were not to talk, or try to convince anyone of anything. They were only to murder.
        The murderers then return home to embrace their sons and their wives?

        Ayala on March 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

It just sjows once again, that in addition to being cruel hateful evil people who never wanted peace, only blood, they are also incredible cowards, from Mohammad on, who cannot do battle in honor, but only by deceit, and only when there is no expected resistance.

Their only hope is the dawah, and the liberal left helping them, because they are hopeless in a fair fight.

Without the leftists pc insanity to interfere with Israel or the West responding, the Islamic terrorists would already be destroyed and there wouldn’t be any more terror.

exdemexlib on March 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

Celebrating Arabs:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html

stan on March 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

Nuke them all…
And may God bless those children.

mdreb on March 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

This is a crime committed against all of humanity.

Tanstaafl on March 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

Regarding the town where the terrorists came from – the whole town should be deported. That will stop the murders. Jewish blood shouldn’t be so cheap.

David on March 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

from myy country,Spain,we cry this horrible crime,have my sympathy and condolence and we pray for them

Dr.Miguel LLobera FACS on March 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

God bless their souls, may the Lord have his vengeance on these evil terrorists and if caught, let’s hope it is the dealth penalty. This is what islam really looks like.

CJ on March 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

You cannot compromise or make peace with someone who wants to destroy you. That applies both to the Arabs and to Obama.

Jonathan Grant on March 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Jon and you can never be friends with someone you hate.

    Since they laud the murderers of Jewish children, the real divide between the Arabs and Jews isn’t of one of ideology.

    Its a moral one. And there is no way on G-d’s green earth, that this divide will be bridged or healed in our lifetime.

    NormanF on March 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

There’s your true handiwork of Islam, the “religion of peace.” Next time some Ron Paul fanatic tells you that the U.S. is on the wrong side in the Middle East, show him these pics.

Seek on March 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

The world must see what has happened, unlike how CNN and other would like to ignore this

Chaim T. on March 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

While this is a terrible crime, wouldn’t it be better to wait until the perpetrators are caught before condemning all Palestinians as terrorists. I am in Palestine at the moment and from what we understand of this crime, the Fogel family lived in the centre of thier settlement, away from the perimeter fence. It is highly likely that this was not a random act but a targeted murder, by somebody who new both the family and the layout of their home and the whole settlement. Given that Palestinians are not allowed onto the settlement, just how would they get the knowledge required to carry this out. Nor am i for one moment suggesting that this was an Israeli, but I do think that people should wait and see before condemning an entire nation.

I think that the family have suffered enough without their grief being drawn into a politicised conflict which will potentially lead to further bloodshed. As it is, angry settlers are currently attacking Palestinians across the west bank, burning cars, homes and businesses even before an arrest has been made.

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=368554

Bearonthehill on March 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Bearshitonthehill:

    You remind me of the Nazis who blamed the victims (Jews) for Krystallnacht. You are inferring that Jews caused the murder; in fact, Fatah already took credit for the murders.

    The land was not Arab land, but unadministered land that once belonged to Jordan, just as Hebron, and in fact Jordan itself, once belonged to the Jews, as recently as the 20th Century.

    Put another way, you are another anti-Semite who should kock en dred.

    Jonathan Grant on March 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Bearonthehill, let’s talk about Dalal Mughrabi, one of the masterminds behind the Coastal Road Massacre on March 11, 1978, the deadliest Arab terror attack ever perpetrated in Israel. Among her victims were 13 Israeli children. Over 40 Jews – all civilians were killed in that atrocity. On Sunday, she was honored with a square named for her in the Palestinian Arab town of El Bireh.

    These are the kind of people the Palestinian Arabs consider their role models – people who have mass murdered Jews. So why would the murderers of the Fogel family think they did anything wrong? We know the kind of reception they will get in their own society.

    Like I said, its a moral divide and has nothing to do with politics, diplomacy or negotiations. On matters like this one, there can never be a meeting of the minds between the Arabs and the Jews. And I hate Mughrabi and everything she represented in her evil and her accursed existence – she was a terrorist. People like you may whitewash that kind of evil but I have zero tolerance for it.

    NormanF on March 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Palestinians are evil murdering savages, period. And if this heinous massacre tells us anything, it is that Jews living in that neck of the woods cannot afford to be without strong security fences, guard dogs, and fully loaded Uzis. They need to have their weapons close at hand at all times of the day, and be prepared to use them where necessary. Muslim savages have reduced things to Us or Them throughout the last 1,400 years – years spent murdering any infidel they come up against in cold blood just like that poor family. And don’t forget it. That family is amongst the latest crop of the 300 to 400 million innocent infidels murdered in cold blood by Muslim barbarians simply for being infidels, and these murders always get celebrated by cold-hearted and ungrateful Muslims as if ity is their version of winning the World Cup. Islam is evil to the core, just like its murdering, raping, robbing, misogynistic and sadistic prophet Mohammed.

    SpiritOf1683 on March 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Raymond – the truth is neither are the Muslims and Arabs – we need to live with this truth. I am in whole favor of moving Israel to somewhere in the US – let the Arabs have that land – we are more welcome in the US. There is no need for us to be there to grow – between the diaspora and 1947 there was no Israel and we were just fine as a people in Europe (save for WWII) – I advocate we move all the Jews to the US – and leave the Arabs in their land.

Mark Polins on March 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Okay, Polins, you really have crap for brains. In the early part of the 20th Century over 300,000 Jews were killed in pogroms. North of six million were killed in WWII. Prior to the 20th century, many hundreds or thousands of programs killed added millions. There was the Inquisition. Jewish rights did not exist.

    This country was extremely anti-Semitic when the waves of Jews from Eastern Europe arrived. Imagine how they would feel if 6 million came from Israel.

    Ever here of the KKK or the Black Panthers, just two groups that hate Jews? Ever here of restrictive covenants that kept Jews out of neighborhoods, schools, clubs, hotels, etc? Right here in America.

    Most important, the promised land is in Israel, not Cleveland, not Hollywood, and Not New York.

    Jonathan Grant on March 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

According to anti-Semites like Bearshitonthehill, Jewish suffering is never supposed to be mentioned, while it is acceptable to accuse the Jews of murder if an Arab gets a paper cut.

Jonathan Grant on March 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Jon, Debbie was ten when that happened and I was a couple of years older – I was seventeen years old then and it was the most shocking thing I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life. The images of that day will never leave me as long as I’m alive.

    Yes, the Arabs make a fuss about every home built by a Jew but they have no respect for morality, the inviolability of other people’s homes and for human life. Its a telling sign of the moral inversion of our world’s values that Jews are resented for living where they want to and it has yet to condemn Friday night’s savage crime without temporizing, moral equivalence or implying the Jews deserved it.

    NormanF on March 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      I have a small correction: I was fifteen years of age. Other people’s evil leave a lasting impression on a youthful mind.

      NormanF on March 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Remember, Islam calls for the death of every Jew, not just the Jews in Israel.

Jonathan Grant on March 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm

From Spain. I’m so sorry. Can not understand how this can be done.

Ayala on March 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

this is propaganda where is the mother ? or the other girls i dont believe all this get out of palestine

eduardo suaste on March 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Eduardo – you are showing your hatred, ignorance and bias. Go read up the facts!! Israel has always had Jews living there. Palestine has NEVER existed as a State or Nation. They are arabs from neighbouring countries. Israel´s history goes back over 4000 years. “Palestine” is a term invented by Yasser Arafat. It IS true that the Romans ( to humiliate Israel after the destructions in 70 A.D.) used the name “Palestina.” No matter how much you wish for the destruction of Israel and the Jews , they will always prevail, protected by the Lord G-D of Israel. Also, these photos are NOT propaganda – just another instance of the evil, satanic behaviour of moslems who hate the Jews ( and just about everybody, including their own!!!). They would celebrate doing the same to you and your family!!!!

    madeleine7 on March 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Wow, your knowledge of all things historical is awesome-ish. Do you get your figures from the bible, and if so then you’re possibly being inaccurate as the accuracy of the bible is questionable (where were you when it was edited by the Romans). Lets face it, the comments stating that the Koran tells Muslims how to act can easily be countered by the fact that billions of people let the Bible tell them how to act. And how many of the disciples survived to old age, without being murdered or dying unexpectedly, go on, look it up, it’s a very very small number. Got to love that Christian sense of revenge. If like me you’re Atheist then neither book has any legitimacy in history/politics whatsoever., and thats what makes global piece go round I think, history and politics. Let’s also consider the behaviour of the Israeli people as well as the Palestinian people. Anyone, anyone who thinks that one strain/tribe/cult of human is better/less able to be cruel than another really is deranged, protection of one’s family/culture will override any other consideration. Look at Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Ancient Britain, the Gauls Vs the Romans – it’s all down to owning what gives your people comfort and security. America as I understand it will be have a Hispanic majority soon. It doesn’t bother me, it’s just the rise of one group of Homo Sapiens (that’s humans to the idiot who see the word Homo and nothing else) over another. Eventually the balance changes again. Nature is doing it all day every day. It pains me to read the constant bullshit by both sides, we will never know the real truth of any action by either side – that goes to the grave with the participants. It’s funny reading all the above comments, it’s like watching a whole bunch of torches (flashlights) waving around the woods in the dark, all the bearers are seeing a part of the whole but not understanding how it all fits together. Israel is currently good for the Western nations because a: it buys a great deal of weaponry, and b: it’s the first line of defence for Western Europe/USA against the Arab nations. The effect of this would cause incredible global upheaval. Russia and China are both glad of their arms sales to the Palestinians. It’s all so similar on both sides that I really think you could argue that neither side is right or wrong. For those (obviously) American correspondents above, presumably they consider the Beslan massacre perpetrated by Islamic terrorists to be endorsed by all Muslims. Does that mean the Columbine massacre is endorsed by all of the American people? Of course not. None of the previous comments shed any new light on, nor help the situation in Israel/Gaza. There really isn’t any way to resolve the problem without one side or the other giving major major concessions and neither will. Sorry. The end.

      Mikey on April 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

In reading everyone’s comments, I couldn’t help thinking that we are forgetting one fact here is that a crime has been committed and an thorough investigation has to be conducted to determine what may have happened. Painting an entire society based on one persons crime I believe is unjust. With good investigation – the criminal shall be located.

theMessiah on March 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

As a friend of Udi Fogel I would like you all to remember one thing – IT ALL STARTS WITH EDUCATION!

How we educate our children defines where and what we’ll reach in future days. Udi is (sorry but I can’t yet accept the fact I should use the word “was”) a peaceful man, he educated his children to aim towards peace.
We have brought Udi, Ruth, Yoav, Elad and Hadas into grave on Sunday where both the Fogels and Ben Yishai (Ruth’s parents)families found it important enough to ask people not even to consider any act of revounge!!!
You see, that’s the way Udi & Ruth educated their kids.

If one wants us ever to reach peace in the middle east he/she must start from the education palestinan children get!

friend on March 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Looks like there were brutally murdered while in bed asleep. Similar to how that Aab was blown away by the IDF in his sleep a few weeks back. Didn’t see much outrage or media coverage with that one though.

Dan Schneider on March 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

you guys talk of our morals and actions on wholesale we all are not proud of who did this.we are not all animals ans why not blame israel for bribing them with cheap houseing to live in a war zone. why not blame the parents for taking those babies to a dangerous place . let palestinians live in peace and they will let you live in peace . also israel killed more children and babies then palestinians will ever do and thats the goverment . so who is the real monster . stop spreading more hate and fear . the cycle has to end , stop killing arabs and stop trying to tae their land and arabs will sto trying to kill you

ABDALLA on March 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Re: ABDALLA at 11:08 pm:

“why not blame the parents for taking those babies to a dangerous place[?]”

Trnsalation:

“Why not blame the victims?”

Do I really have to explain why not?!

“let palestinians live in peace and they will let you live in peace .”

That is BS! Israel has made concession after concession to them and all Israel gets is terrorists attacks like this.

“stop killing arabs and stop trying to tae their land and arabs will sto trying to kill you”

First of all, the land does not belong to the Arabs, it belongs to Israel as a Jewish state. Secondly, the opposite is true. The Arabs have been acting as aggressor against Israel for no reason–or at least for no good reason–not the other way around. If the Arabs lay down their arms first, then there will be peace. If Israel lays down their arms first, then there will be no more Israel and there will be a second Holocaust (G-d forbid).

You are correct about one thing, though.

“the cycle has to end”

That is correct. The Arabs/Muslims must “stop spreading … hate and fear” against Israel and the Jewish people and let Israel and the Jewish people live in peace and quit trying to steal their land, and then Israel will quit killing Arab terrorists in self defense.

JeffE on March 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm

My third line should read:

“Translation:”

JeffE on March 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Wrong!!!!! More Israeli civilians have been killed than Arab in all of the wars and terrorist attacks. And why is that? Because the Arabs target civilians whereas Israel targets the Arab militaries and terrorists who are often dressed as civilians and use civilians as human shields. Those deaths are often counted by Arabs as the deaths of civilians when under international law, they shouldn’t be.

Karen on March 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

That’s the religion of peace? I’d hate to see what muslims would be like if theirs was a violent, psychotic cult religion.

DS_Rocks! on March 16, 2011 at 2:06 am

I am a moderate muslim, now living in Seattle. I grew up in the West Bank. I was exposed to all types of hatred towards Israel and America. I left when I was 22, because I was not able to handle the hatred and animosity my plo counterparts had towards the Israelis. They rejoiced over the murder of innocent civilians, and preached the greatness of fighting against the Israeli Zionist infidels.
I believe that most Palestinians are of this opinion. They hope destroy Israel. They want to murder jews and take their belongings. I was told all our problems come from Jews, when Arafat, had actually pocketed our Aid money, and gave our food to militants. I wish for peace in my homeland, however it appears the only peace will come when all the terrorism on Israeli civilians stop. I was overjoyed in 2005 when we got Gaza, I hoped for a free democratic government there. Unfortunately, by POPULAR vote, Hamas, a terror organization with goals to murder “infidels” won. This is the belief of most “Palestinians”. Israel is a peaceful place, I never heard of Israelis murdering and torturing each other. This recent attack reminds me of the reason I left the West Bank. May they rest in peace.

Mustafa on March 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    khalleni emmak teeji tmuslee

    sam bam on May 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Hate breeds Hate. Remember The Irgun bombing Arab villages in the 1930’3 and 40′s. The murder of this Jewish family was tragic, yet Arab children have been killed and lived in fear for decades having there land stolen and illegal settlements built on top of their parents demolished homes. So please don’t cry that Israelis are always the victims. Peace not Aparthied!!!!!!!!

A Message from Craig and Cindy Corrie, March 16, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16th, we mark the eighth anniversary of our daughter Rachel’s stand in Rafah, Gaza, to protect the right of a Gazan family to be safe and secure in their home and the rights of all Palestinians to self-determination, freedom, equality, and security in the same measure as their Israeli neighbors.

Here in Olympia, Washington – our hometown and Rachel’s – our family, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and our community will mark this anniversary with an event that emphasizes three components: community-building, education, and action. Strengthening community connections was important to Rachel when she lived and worked here in Olympia, but, also, beyond, as she embraced the world as her community. As we pursue a more just global community, we must arm ourselves with solid information and knowledge. Rachel believed this profoundly and emphasized in her writing from Gaza the importance of seeking and communicating the facts and doing so without exaggeration. And it is not enough for us to think and talk. We must, also, act. Indeed, it is because of Rachel’s action on March 16, 2003, that we pause to mark this day.

As we consider where Rachel would want us to focus now, Gaza still remains high on the list. The UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the number of weekly civilian injuries in Gaza was recently higher than it has been for any week since May 2010. The number includes injuries to five children. During the week of February 20-26, imports from Israel into Gaza were only 36 percent of the average amount that entered weekly before Israel imposed its blockade of Gaza in 2007. Exports and movement of people in and out of the Strip remain severely restricted. Collective punishment of the 1.7 million residents of Gaza by the Israeli government and military continues. We must, therefore, continue to focus on improving their situation and ending the blockade and siege under which they have suffered for so many years.

Rachel Corrie
Rachel would want us to remember the courageous activists whose lives were claimed this past year in nonviolent actions against Israeli policies and those who have found themselves in prison because of their nonviolent resistance. They are American, Palestinian, Turkish, Israeli, and from elsewhere. We had the privilege recently of meeting Ahmet Dogan, the father of Furkan Dogan, the 18-year-old American citizen executed by the Israeli military aboard the Mavi Marmara in international waters. We spent an evening in Istanbul with the wives, children, and grandchildren of others struck down on the same ship. We have followed the stories of Jawaher Abu Rahma. fatally injured by teargas during protest in the Palestinian village of Bil’in and of Ahmad Suliman Salem Deeb, the 19-year-old Gazan shot and killed as he participated in a demonstration against the no-go zone east of Gaza. We have read of the fishermen and farmers injured and killed while grazing their sheep and plying the waters just off the shore of Gaza. We have followed the Israeli court actions against our friends Abdullah Abu Rahma of Bil’in and Jonathan Pollack of Tel Aviv, imprisoned in Israel because of their leadership and nonviolent actions to resist Israeli confiscation of land and the continuing presence of the wall in West Bank villages. With admiration, we have watched the courageous pursuit of freedom and democracy unfold and spread throughout the Middle East. We have celebrated the victories and mourned the losses. In keeping with our memory of Rachel, we are listening to the voices of young people as they struggle worldwide to assert their visions for a democratic, free, and peaceful future – in Gaza, the West Bank, in the Sheik Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, in Kabul, Cairo, and beyond. We call on U.S. officials to listen, too. We ask for them to be consistent and strong in their demands that foreign governments and militaries be accountable for their actions, that they respect the right of people to assemble and protest, and that they respond only nonviolently to such protests.

The Corrie Family in Haifa
On March 10, 2010, our family’s civil lawsuit against the State of Israel and its Ministry of Defense opened in Haifa District Court. In sessions spread over the course of the past year, we have heard from four of the internationals who stood with Rachel in Gaza in 2003 and, also, from state’s witnesses who include the bulldozer driver, commander, and the lead investigator in the military police inquiry into Rachel’s case. The testimony has often been disturbing. We have recently learned that the case will resume on April 3rd. Six state’s witnesses remain to testify, including commanders who were in charge on March 16, 2003. As our family continues our quest for truth and accountability for Rachel, we demand it for all the others, as well. We know that for there ever to be peace, there must be an airing and resolution of the grievances.

Some of you – in Madison, Wisconsin, Marin County, California, in Turkey, in the U.K. and elsewhere – have told us that you, too, plan commemorative events for March 16th or during the upcoming weeks. Thank you for remembering Rachel with us. As you do, we hope you will, keep in mind the community-building, education, and action so important to her. We hope, too, that you will recall those others who have stood and been struck down, those imprisoned for their nonviolent action, and those who carry on the work – and that you will do what you can to support them all. With events this week and beyond that keep compassion, humility, and love at their core, together, we will honor Rachel’s commitment and spirit.

With appreciation always and in solidarity with all who pursue justice,
Cindy and Craig Corrie

Updated on March 17, 2011
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SAB on March 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

COWARDS! They fight their “fight” in the middle of the night against a sleeping family, killing children to prove how strong they are. COWARDS!

SOJOURN on March 19, 2011 at 5:47 am

The only way out of war is to win it.

Kill all the Muslims.

James on March 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I am a muslim. A practicing muslim. I am a servant of Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the messenger for humankind in this century.

    We were all born muslims, sinless and in a surrender state to a Deity. It’s our parents who made us Jewish, Christians, Hindus etc. More and more people are embracing Islam morelike reverting back to Islam. Why? Find out if you are really open about peace and Islam.Open your heart and mind.

    Cats Stevens, Thomas Balantine Irving, Yusuf Estes and many more are just few I can name who embrace Islam for beauty of the religion, not hatred for Jews. What happens in Gaza/ middleEast cannot be extrapolated to how muslims in general behave. Christians and Jews are all cousins to Muslims. Our forefathers are Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon all of our great phophets).I condemn what happened to this family. So does all other muslims around the world. Have peace in your heart and refrain from saying things like ‘kill all muslims’, that’s how war started. I for one will kill you if you kill my brothers and sisters in Islam be it black white chinese brown or mixed race.

    You also display such ignorance of the religion. Dare you say such phrases. May you be guided by Allah and become a muslim yourself.

    Daughter of Ahmad on April 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

      to this giirl who tells us that we don kow islam. sorry we know islam more than you, ignorant muslims.What do u know about breastfeeding an adult in islam. did u know that your so called profit was born 4 years after the death oh his so called father? do you know that Muhammmed’s last words on the bed of death were
      ” damned are the christians and the jews”. iadvise u to go an study ur religion, then u will know how much u were deceived.

      Atta on September 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

Blackwater, xe

Truth on March 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I AM PALESTINIAN.

This is sickening, please DON’T GENERALIZE, we want peace. I love Israel and have many Jewish friends! We hate extremists.

Palestinian on March 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

brutal attak

Antonio parada on March 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

if its true then i am not happy .if these people who killed this family are muslims or jews allah burn them all in a hell.this moment is done by a gruop not from all muslims.when hitler has killed jews this time only muslim countries not joined the killing of jews.in france ,britian ,germany,russia, italy, & many cristian countries are killing jews.for this reason we cannot say that kill all christians because they are killing jews.you all know that how many jews have been killed in world war.at this time palestian people welcomed there jew brothers.

majid wani on August 10, 2011 at 6:46 am

This is THE single most disgusting thing I’ve seen. These filthy beasts operate this way under the cover of darkness. These cowardly creatures should be destroyed when their “nests” are discovered. Where they pray and plot… won’t you all be surprised when Allah does NOT “welcome” you? When he does NOT “reward” you? When you realize that the only “thing” that awaits you is uglier than you, meaner than you and has been waiting for you for thousands of years… enjoy YOUR stay in Hell you bastards… you will be there for eternity roasting and screaming in pain.

jeff on August 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

`This is What “Peace” w/ Muslims Looks Like`
Totally racist Zionist propaganda. It’s a violent act caused by individual radical muslims.
This is like blaming all Jews for the thousand of muslim families killed by Zionists in Palestine OR blaming all Germans for the NAZI camps.

Those `muslims` attack Zionists because their homeland is invaded by Jew immigrants. Jew population is rising in Middle East since WW2 by the immigrants. They need war to occupy more lands for more jews. That’s why they need `arab terrorists` to attack them. It’s the only way to occupy more lands.

klom on September 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

I don’t believe these sick people are using this for propaganda.
Well there is no proof that this familiy is killed by Zionists just for propaganda.
A Zionist can do anything for the stupid `promised lands`.
They have no ethics and no respect for non-jews.

klom on September 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

That video is haunting… The young boy Yoav looked almost exactly as I did at that age, but for the long pieces of hair in front of the ear.

It reminds me of the argument made by certain nationalists that Jews are genetic aliens, either an Arabic or Khazar-Turkic subgroup depending on what brand of lunacy they subscribe to. How silly it all is.

I feel like the Fogel family took a knife for me, whether they would have understood it as such or not.

RegvlvsSeradly on September 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

god know everything and he know about this

bon vie on November 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

To every one got into this page. If you really consider yourslef humans and feel sorry for these people. OK i agree with you but i want you to the net and search for the number of Palestinian Kids killed by the jews and then you will that the result will 1: 99 one jewish for 99 palestinians. But if you believe that the jews have the right to kill and others stay like sheep then go to hell.

sam bam on May 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I WILL ALWAYS STAND WITH THE JEW

JERRY INMON on September 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I piss on the Israelis. Hopefully one day the import-Israelis will die or get back to Europe. Either way.

DAVID on November 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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