It’s easier to put the blame on  a Palestinian than reveal the truth. How else can settlement expansion be justified to the world?

It is noted that the Israeli army knows of the information leading to the suspect  but refuse to announce or deal with it for political as well as security reasons.

Itamar culprit an Asian worker

NABLUS, An Asian worker is suspected of the murder of the Fogel family, a settler family from Itamar settlement near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to Palestinian press sources.

Quds Net news quoted local residents from the area that he was infuriated with an Israeli settler for not paying him his wages carried out the killing of the settler’s family in Itamar, Palestinian press sources reported.

Quds Net news agency on Monday quoted a Palestinian family from Awarta village next to the settlement as saying that Mr. Fogel refused to pay 10,000 shekels in wages which he owed an Asian worker he hired. The worker threatened to kill the settler and his family.

The worker is suspected of committing the crime after midnight Friday using a knife then fleeing the scene to nearby Palestinian villages, the report added.

It noted that the Israeli army knows of the information leading to the suspect  but refuse to announce or deal with it for political as well as security reasons.

Meanwhile, de facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas condemned the murder crime in the strongest words, describing it as “despicable”.

Speaking at an interview with radio Israel on Monday, Abbas pledged to extend all necessary assistance leading to unveiling the mystery of the crime, adding that he relayed this position to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation on Saturday shortly after the crime was reported.

He also invited Israel and the USA to discuss with his authority in Ramallah the curriculums being studied in Palestinian schools in the West Bank to make sure that they do not contain any “incitement”.

Abbas, however, failed to mention the Israeli settlers’ unruly behavior and the army’s collective punishment against Palestinian in Nablus villages following the crime despite the fact that no concrete evidence was found incriminating any Palestinian party in the act.



  1. Randall said,

    March 15, 2011 at 15:58

    And if you answer this with a response of TJB, you are of course anti blah blah blah.

  2. Imhotep said,

    March 15, 2011 at 17:03

    @Randall: What is “TJB”?

  3. Ladybat2 said,

    March 15, 2011 at 17:15

    Lets see if CNN reports this. They reported long and lengthy about the murder itself. Even though they never report like that when it’s a Palestinian family murdered by Israelis, their IOF, and their settlers.

  4. robertsgt40 said,

    March 15, 2011 at 18:54

    For some odd reason I’m not shocked. Maybe this will send a message to those that stiff others. I doubt Israel will change its ways anytime soon.

  5. JAck said,

    March 15, 2011 at 19:19

    israel=biggest threat to world peace

  6. March 15, 2011 at 19:37

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  7. March 15, 2011 at 21:31

    I seem to remember that Torah is pretty stern about failing to pay a hired man his wages on time, but the Torah mavens of Itamar appear to be overlooking this minor point.

  8. Julia said,

    March 15, 2011 at 23:20

    An exploited worker decides to take it out on the thief who refused to pay him. Hmmmmm.

  9. March 16, 2011 at 03:21

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  10. March 16, 2011 at 05:36

    People that have been abused in the past sometimes become abusers themselves in the future…at least that’s what I’ve heard somewhere. I find it interesting that apparently whole countries can behave that way as well.

  11. Donna Bubb said,

    March 16, 2011 at 23:43

    Headlines in most major newspapers and TV news networks in the US pretty much offered: “Palestinan slaughters Israeli family, including a baby.” If an Asian worker and not a Palestinian was the actual murderer and for the reason of not being paid wages due, it is essential that these facts be investigated by a capable journalist and brought to light. A confession by the Asian himself would seem to be the only convincing response that could dispute the US media’s immediate putting the blame on Palestine.

  12. March 17, 2011 at 06:44

    […] While Israel was quick to condemn Palestine (Palestinians) for the murder of jewish family of settlers [link here], there’s an update on that story as to who might be the real culprit of this crime. Don’t expect Israel or the western media to even mention this on MSM because that is not how the game is played [read this version of events here] […]

  13. daniela said,

    March 20, 2011 at 02:58

    The murder is despicable regardless of whoever did it. And it’s disgusting that some bring up that a person may have been owed wages or that there was some dispute over these wages: ok, they refuse to pay, the worker shows up at night and with a knife demands his money (less than 2000 euro for the record, look it up) I may agree with you, fine, well done; he is not satisfied with this and stabs the man – you think that’s ok? – not enough, stabs the man and wife to death – you still think that’s OK? Not enough, then he kills their babies and children in their sleep? All that for less than 2000 euro? Are you seriously saying you are OK with that? I am not.

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