Fogel Killer: " Proud of what I did... because I did It for Palestine"
June 5, 2011
Fogel Baby-Stabber ‘Proud of What I Did'Sivan 3, 5771, 05 June 11 06:06by Gil Ronen
Amjad Awad (18), one of two Arabs who savagely slaughtered five members the Fogel family March 11, said Sunday that he has no regrets for what he did.
"I am proud of what I did and will accept any punishment I receive, because I did it all for Palestine," he said after his arraignment at a Samaria military court
Hakim Awad (17) and Amjad Awad of Awarta were formally charged with five counts of intentionally causing death – the military court's equivalent of murder charges. They were also charged with stealing weapons, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a crime.
The charge sheet describes how they entered the Fogel family's home in Itamar, surprising two children, Yoav (11) and Elad (4). Amjad led Yoav to another room and stabbed him to death there, while Hakim tried to strangle Elad. Amjad then returned and stabbed Elad with the two knives he held in his hands.
They then proceeded to the parents' bedroom, where a struggle developed. Amjad managed to slash Rabbi Ehud Fogel to death and then stabbed his wife Ruthie in the neck and back. Hakimshot and killed her.
They then heard the three-month old baby girl, Hadas, crying, and stabbed her to death too. %ad% The Military Prosecution has yet to announce whether it will ask for the death sentence for the murderers. Even if it does, the chances that such a sentence will be given and carried out are slim.
The Itamar Yeshiva, where Rabbi Fogel taught, is expanding as a Zionist response to the murders.
Israel has said that murders like the Fogel massacre, while not known to have been directed by a specific terrorist group, are incited by the PA. Despite this it continues to offer territorial concessions to the PA.
Palestinian youths charged with slaughter of Fogel family
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The defendants, 17-yearold Hakim Awad and 18-yearold Amjad Awad, who are from the same clan, have confessed to stabbing and shooting two young brothers, their parents, and a three-month-old baby in the attack.
"I don't regret what I did, and would do it again," Amjad Awad told reporters in court. "I'm proud of what I did and I'll accept any punishment I get, even death, because I did it all for Palestine," he added.
The charge sheet detailed how the two saw two young brothers sleeping in their beds, 4-year-old Elad and 11- year-old Yoav, snuck into the home, and stabbed them both to death. They then entered the parents' bedroom, where they launched a knife attack on Ehud and Ruth Fogel. The parents fought back, attempting to fend off the attackers. Ehud died of stab wounds and Ruth was shot dead by the attackers with a stolen M- 16 gun. The two then left the house, before hearing cries from three-month-old baby Hadas. Awoken by the attack, the baby lay in its crib in the parents' bedroom.
"They went back into the house and stabbed the baby to death to silence her cries," a security source said following the arrests in April.