CNN is reporting that Israeli authorities have captured two more of the terrorists who slaughtered an Israeli family in the West Bank last month. This brings the total number of perpetrators in custody to eight.
The Israeli Defense Force is still hunting for more participants in the slaughter. “We will get to such murderers wherever they are,” promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “This expresses our obligation to the idea of justice, and our security.”
The murder of the Fogel family was an invisible atrocity, reported in very muted tones by the global media despite (or, more accurately, because of) its lurid savagery. Udi and Ruth Fogel were a young couple with sons Yoav and Elad, aged 11 and 4, plus a three-month-old baby daughter named Hadas. They were “settlers,” which means “people who live in parts of Israel where terrorists say Jews are forbidden to live.” The family was slaughtered with guns and knives. Their 12-year-old daughter Tamar was away from the house on the night of the massacre.
The cowardly killers ran from the house after using guns in their initial attack, fearful that the noise would draw attention. Then, according to CNN, they “returned to steal another weapon and stabbed the baby.”
Palestinians celebrated this atrocity by dancing in the streets and handing out their traditional murder candy. A global media establishment with much intellectual capital invested in the narrative of Palestinian victimhood was very interested in not showing you any video of these celebrations. Isn’t it remarkable how media cameras can find their way into every news hotspot in the world – even into the middle of the massive and dangerous Egyptian protests – but every lens turns away when Palestinians dance to celebrate the murder of children?
The gang of murderers who descended on the Fogel home were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, but were said to have “acted independently.” The Palestinians certainly haven’t been treating them as a band of despicable rogues.
Today is the beginning of Passover, when Jews remember the night when the Angel of Death walked the streets of Egypt, passing over Jewish homes, which had been marked with the blood of lambs. The Angel of Death has been making up for lost time with the Jews ever since. These days, the blood of lambs flows from the open veins of children. The “civilized” world finds many excuses to ignore their murders, and grows colder in the process.