Monday, January 30, 2012

Fogal Family's Murderers Tried and Sentenced

Nadene Goldfoot
On March 11, 2011,  the whole Fogel family of five of Itamar, which lies in the Samarian mountains were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists who belonged to the PLFP (terrorists of PLO) .  The family consisted of Ehud and Ruth Fogel and children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, 3 months old.  Two cousins were convicted of this brutal attack.  The Palestinian TV aired an interview with the murderers relatives who called them "heroes."

Is it really heroic to go into a sleeping family's home and slaughter them all, including children?  This is not heroic to me but an act done by  cowards. 

I notice the TV's values as well.  This was part of a weekly show called "For You," focusing on Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel.  Most of the prisoners are there for killing people.  It had on the program their aunt and mother of 18 year old Hakim Awad.  His cousin was Amjad Awad.  The killer's mother was so proud of his act.  Awad's aunt described her nephew as a "hero and a legend." 

The two cousins were sentenced to 5 consecutive life sentences by an IDF court.  Israel does not have a death sentence.  That has only been used in special cases trying Nazi criminals for mass deaths. 

One can see that terrorism is fed into by the family's values.  These certainly are not the values of the Jewish people living in Itamar who had done nothing but be a part of a group living in Judea/Samaria (West Bank).  The town is made of 1,032 religiously orthodox Jewish people (census as of 2009) and in area C under the full Israeli security control. 
The West Bank (a name given by Jordan who had illegally occupied the area before 1967) had come into Israel's hands when Jordan and other Arab states attacked Israel and lost.  These Itamar Jews did not force any Arabs out, but simply made use of barren land and established a town.  Hakim Awad came from Awarta, a town 2 km away with a population of 5,623 as in 2007.  Awarta, being in Samaria has a long history of being Jewish as evidenced with the findings of synagogues there.   This is one reason why orthodox Jews have been so adamant about settling in Judea and Samaria.  These were part of Israel and our history. 

Resource: about the killers

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Last Three Weeks Dodging the Rockets and Mortars and Bombs in Southern Israel

In the last 3 weeks Hamas and other terrorist groups have shot several rockets and mortars into Southern Israel.  They've also tried to plant bombs intended to blow up army jeeps on patrol near the Gaza security fence. 

Last week Israel's air force hit 2 terrorists who were planting bombs  after a mortar attack on the Western Negev and were seen planting a bomb near the security fence. 

Hamas's comment was that the men were only civilians setting traps to catch birds.  With the shuk (open air market) full of food, I doubt very much if anyone is out catching birds.  Out in Eastern Oregon, birds are shot at, not trapped, anyway, and the hunters use dogs to retrieve them.  Yes, they were traps all right, not but to catch birds.  They were to kill our young IDF soldiers. 

Reference: Arutz Sheva by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Monday, January 09, 2012

Hamas Will Not Yield to Peace Overtures

Nadene Goldfoot
The Prime Minister of Hamas in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, an anti Israeli terrorist group,  will never seek peace with Israel.  They will not give up its arms, territory or claims on Jerusalem.  They speak for all Palestinians.  He said this from  the capital of Tunisia "Tunisian Republic",  Tunis.  Tunisia is a small state next door to Libya and Algeria in north Africa.  Is the UN paying attention? 

Haniyeh predicted difficult days for Israel, meaning that they are going to attack more, as I see it.  Israel is being pressured by the UN to sit down and talk peace with the PA.  That is difficult being that Fatah and Hamas have united and speak as one today.

The ironic situation is that Hamas are the instigators, attacking Israel first with mortars, missiles and rockets, but when Israel reacts by attacking the attackers in an air strike, she is the  one called on the carpet.  I haven't read once where the UN ever tells Hamas to cut it out.  Israel does its darnest to hit only the aggressors doing the shooting while Hamas just fires into civilian territory hoping to kill anyone, women, children, men, it doesn't matter. 

Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, has said that he would like to help out at the peace talks.  He himself is planning on entering Pakistan between January 27th and 30th and may be arrested on charges of allegations that he didn't provide enough security when former Prime Minister Benzzir Bhutto was assassinated. 

It's high time that the UN, with Musharraf or another rational mediator, realize who is at fault in not making peace.  Israel of course wants peace.  Who likes to be the country that another takes pot shots at all the time and wants to destroy her?  Israel was created to bring peace to Jews who needed a refuge in this world.  The refuge has become an open range game preserve for mad hunters. This is like being the target of a Russian Roulette game.   Are we living in 2012 or the Middle Ages?

 It's impossible to make peace with a people who only seek its destruction.  The Palestinians are in need of therapy first!  We can give away all of Israel except for 10 km and they'd bomb that to get rid of Jews.  It's time the UN sees the situation clearly.  There are 21 Arab nations and 1 Jewish one.  The Arabs are stuck in a time warp of hatred.  It's time to get a new slant on life and join the world in peace. 

Like Golda Meir once said, "The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight." I say, when are the Palestinians going to want to see their children live to an old age in a peaceful environment instead of becoming fodder in a stupid war of hatred of Jews? 

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Resource: Oregonian newspaper 1/9/12 page A3, Developments in the Middle East

Monday, January 02, 2012

Gaza Terrorists Use White Phosphorous in Attack

Nadene Goldfoot
On Friday, the IDF air force caught the Army of Islam's al Qaeda terrorists ready to fire rockets into Israel and  killed their commander in the attempt to stop them which injured 5 others. 

In retaliation,  terrorists fired 2 mortar shells Sunday morning which contained white phosphorous.  Its use is banned internationally to use near civilians, which they did. It burns anyone who comes in contact with it.   This dangerous substance ignites a fire around an impact zone.  This time it landed in a field, but it's not the first time they have used such mortars.  They're used it 4 times before.  Now Israel will go to the UN to complain. 

Resource:,7340,L-4169835,00.html Israel song