Yesterday I reported on the rejoicing by the Palestinians over the slaughtering of the Fogel children and parents in Itamar. “Slaughtered and butchered’ may seem like words designed to sensationalize what happened. They are not. If you have the stomach for it [WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC], you can see what happened to the family in the pictures from Itamar released by other members of the Fogel family at: https://picasaweb.google.com/picsyesha/Itamar# Netanyahu’s government has not decided yet whether to release these photographs to the international media or not.
The world media was united in their reporting of the Palestinian reaction yesterday: “Gaza Rejoices and Palestinian Authority Condemns.” However, it is important to remember that the murderers were part of the Palestinian Authority, specifically the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade. It’s the old Arab pattern of talking out of both sides of your mouth; while Abu Mazen and Salem Fayyad condemn the butchery to the world press in English, the Palestinian Authority names buildings and events after the murders in Arabic–and does nothing to eradicate the Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade.