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Monday, March 14, 2011

Fogel Family Funeral!

Thousands of Israelis turned out at the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem on Sunday for the funerals of five members of the same family killed Friday night in a brutal attack in their home at Itamar,  in the Shomron,  Israel,   30,000 to the Funeral itself & it is estimated that up to 50,000 Israelis have visited the resting place of this massacred family thus far.

Speakers at the service spoke of the tragedy that took place and how it cannot be allowed to break the spirit...... and determination of the Jewish people to settle and live on the land of Israel.

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger told mourners that “the murderers did succeed, but only in uniting us.” “No one can remain apathetic” after this event, he said.

Metzger cried out that Itamar needs to become a city that is a mother of Israel in response to this event. “Another neighborhood, that’s the answer. More building, that’s the answer,” he said.

The chief rabbi repeated the phrase, “In Yehuda, we will always settle and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”

Ya’alon predicted that the murderers of the Fogal family will have city squares named after them and be honored by PA. In light of this, he said that any agreement signed with the Palestinians isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
As revenge for the death of Udi, Ruth, Elad, Yoav and Hadas Fogel, “we will live, we will continue to build and to plant, we will continue to grip onto the land of Israel: in Itamar, in Beit Hagai, in Hebron and in Jerusalem, everywhere and any time,” Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said Sunday, speaking at the funeral of the Fogel family in Givat Shaul.

“More construction, more life, more hanging onto the land. This is our answer to the murderers, so that they know they haven’t gotten the better of us. We will awaken our right to build anywhere and at anytime. Construction in Israel is not a retaliation or revenge for the victim,” Rivlin said.
“You were a symbol of the allegiance of the Zionist, the Jew, the Israeli. Despite all the difficulties, you believed and you overcame the hardships.”
I will just add that the Media are not reporting on this as Major News.  I know there have been some major world events this weekend too, but it is distressing in the extreme that the media gave more column space & airtime to 500 new homes being constructed in the Shomron that this massacre of a young Pioneer family.   How is that more controversial or newsworthy ..... Does the world care nothing for Jewish Blood???  Apparently not!  Where is the International Outcry here???   I remember the outcry following the death of Rachel Corrie, a tresspasser who was responsible for her own tragic death. This is a Family Slain while they Slept!!!

I have a huge problem too with what media coverage there was of this horrible massacre. They call the murderers "palestinians" (no judgemental adjective) whereas they called the Fogel family are  "hardened settlers". Who were they talking about...??  Baby Hadas, maybe?  Or 3 year old Elad???

It is sickening & anti semetic to employ euphemisms thus in language.  The Nazi's did it when they proffered "Special treatment" to Jews and used language to cover attempted genocide. The 'palestinians' use it to cover an anti semetic land grab of Eretz Yisrael.   If a tree falls in the forest and no one heard it fall, did it make a sound?  Conversely, if a terror attack occurred and it didn't make the news, did it really take place?   These tactics have been used before .......  And, of course, the media failed to mention that Hamas has described the attack as a “heroic operation” while sweets and candies were handed out in Gaza in celebration. 

"Never again will Jewish children stare in fear begging to be spared. Never again will we let our enemies determine the fate of the Jewish people and we will able to protect our sons"  ~  IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Gabi Ashkenazi. We will not lie down & die for an uncaring world!!!

If one Jew is injured, we are all injured. We share the same neshama. May Ha'Shem bless Tamar Fogel & her brothers, now orphaned by this attrocity. May Ha'shem comfort all of Itmar and the surrounding region among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. And may the Blood of the Fogel Family be Avenged!


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