Saturday, April 23, 2011

Briefing by Commander of the Shomron Regional Brigade on Arrest of the Fogel Family Murderers

A month after members of Fogel family (parents Udi, 36 and Ruth, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4 and Hadas, 3 months) were brutally murdered at their home in Itamar while they were sleeping, the Commander of IDF forces overseeing the Shomron Regional Brigade to which Itamar belongs to, announces that the IDF has caught two of the killers in the nearby Palestinian village of Awarta.

Col. Nimrod Aloni also states that the motivation of terror groups in the West Bank to execute attacks against Israeli civilians is still high.

IDF Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich: "The murders of five family members including a 3 month baby constitute a crossing of all red lines. 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."

The IDF will continue its efforts to ensure the protection of Israeli citizens.
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