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Monday, April 18, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

Israel detains teen suspects in brutal murders
of West Bank family

JERUSALEM — Israel has captured two Palestinian teenagers suspected of killing a Jewish family in the West Bank.


Officials said the two teenagers, still in high school, broke into the Jewish community of Itamar and killed five members of a family on March 11. They said the suspects, residents of the neighboring Arab village of Awarta, were aligned with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

"For the [victim's] family, this is not a complete answer but without it they could not be given even a partial answer," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

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The Israel Security Agency identified 18-year-old Hakim Maazan Niyad Awad and 19-year-old Amjad Mohammed Fawzi Awad, both high school students, as the killers of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar, Middle East Newsline reported. The Awads, who come from the same clan, were said to have confessed to planning and attacking the Jewish community.

"Hakim and Amjad planned to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Itamar several days before March 11," ISA said on April 17. "To this end, they tried to acquire a firearm. They turned to Mohammed Said Awad — now under arrest — a PFLP militant in Awarta, and asked that he procure weapons for them. He did not do so."

Instead, the Awads, armed with knives, walked the two kilometers from Awarta to Itamar, broke through a perimeter fence and covered their tracks. The teenagers broke into an empty house and stole a U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifle as well as a flak jacket. They then broke into the Fogel home next door.

ISA said the Awads first killed an 11-year-old and four-year-old inside the Fogel house. Then the suspects entered another bedroom and, amid a struggle, killed the parents along with their three-month-old daughter. The Palestinians then returned home with two M-16s, ammunition and other equipment and sought PFLP help to conceal the weapons.

"During the investigation, it emerged that various members of their families were extensively involved in helping them and were fully aware of what they had done," ISA said.

After the killing, ISA, Army and police interrogated more than 100 residents of Awarta. The investigators also took samples of hair for DNA tests.

The Awads were identified as coming from a family of PFLP insurgents. Hakim's father Mazen, spent five years in a Palestinian Authority prison after he was linked with the killing of his niece. An uncle, Jibril, was killed in 2003 by Israeli soldiers and had been involved in PFLP attacks on Itamar.

"The IDF has invested in numerous operational and intelligence efforts, and has worked closely with other security bodies in order to find those responsible for this vicious murder," Israeli military spokeswoman Col. Avital Leibovich said.


Hunt down these animals that killed an innocent man and hang them please. This tragedy should not have happened because it does not serve the Palestinian struggle.

Scrow      9:40 p.m. / Monday, April 18, 2011

It should hardly be shocking that the murderers of the Fogel family be found to be teens, given the history of antisemitic, terrorist driven propaganda propagated in this part of the world. Those taught to hate will hate, those taught to kill will do so, and so it goes.

Alana Ronald      3:36 p.m. / Monday, April 18, 2011

Judge every day by the seeds you plant. The harvest will follow. Palestinians, for the last 4 generations are daily planting hate. The killings are part of their harvest. The hate machine is funded by USA and Europe. They are transferring money to support the Palestinians TV, media and schools programs. However they don’t demand in return to put an end to the hate indoctrination. For generations Arabs are:
*Teaching in children gardens and schools hate of non Muslims
*Preaching in Mosques hate and militant Jihad against infidels.
*Jews are non human and that fore should be killed.
*Muslim Brother leader said one month ago in Cairo before 1 million people:
"Hitler didn’t finish the Job. The Muslims will finish the job"
Have you hear president Obama the change and his secretaries demanding to: end those speeches? Outlaw organizations and parties with such agenda? No ? Under Obama, the change leadership, the West and the free world is confused. The Arabs are changing the governments? Who are the potentials new leaders? Muslim Brotherhood and other similar Islamsit parties. Obama welcomes those organizations!

Ariely      1:53 p.m. / Monday, April 18, 2011

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