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Terror in Itamar

March 12th 2011

Terrorist killing in Itamar

Last night, as Israel celebrated Shabbat murdering terrorists broke into the village of Itamar ont eh West Bank and slaughtered a family.,7340,L-4040974,00.html

Two terrorists breached the fence of Itamar village at about 7- 7:30 alerting the guard but since no signs of a breach were apparent they thought it was a false alarm They wandered around for about 2-3 hours while the families of Itamar ate their Shabbat dinners, waiting until they went to sleep. The chose a house, smoked a cigarette outside then coldly went into the house where the parents and five children were asleep. They coldly stabbed the 11 year old, 3 year old and one month old baby before escaping. It was only at about midnight when the eldest daughter aged 12 came home from a B’nai Akiva Kabbalat Shabbat and found the doors locked, banged and shouted, waking a neighbour. Then the 4 year old opened the door and they found the horrific gory truth – that the three children and the parents had been stabbed to death. The cowardly murderers went back to their own families – their bloody hands pleased with their work.

The foreign press seem to think it important that the family were settlers, as if that makes the murders somehow excusable, but murder is murder and terror is terror and being a Jew is not a good enough reason to kill children.

In Rafah, Gaza, the people cheered and the children received candies in celebration of the deaths of their enemies.,7340,L-4041106,00.html

May their souls rest in peace and their families be consoled among the mourners of Zion.
If you wish to write to the people of Itamar to express your condolences

Shevu’a Tov – Wishing you a better week.
With love from Jerusalem