Carl in Jerusalem's Israel Matzav
has been a first-stop blog on news and opinion from Israel and the Middle East generally. Today, following the truly horrific terrorist murder
of the five members of the Fogel family in the Samarian town of Itamar (including the unimaginably savage stabbing of a three-month old baby
), Carl posted this video
. It's hard to watch, but it's a must. As human beings, we have a responsibility to stare into pure evil-- if only to steel ourselves to fight it with all the energy we have. Don't watch the video with children or the weak of heart.
According to Israel Matzav, Israeli radio reported that this video has been taken down and 'flagged' by pro-Palestinian internet activists, apparently to hide the absolute savagery of their brothers-in-arms. Meanwhile, in Gaza, Hamas has heralded the attack and-- like after 9/11-- they're passing out candy. Please make sure as many people as possible see this; as the video makes clear in the end, these are the "peace partners" Israel is to make concessions to.
From Israel National News
Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency told Iranians that the attackers “managed to kill all the five Zionists who were in the house…. The Palestinian combatant has returned home safely after conducting his mission successfully."
“The operation was a natural response to the crimes of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people.”