B’nai B’rith International condemns the brutal and horrific murders of Udi and Ruth Fogel and their children Yoav, 11; Elad, 4 and Hadas, 3 months, in their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar on March 11, on the eve of Shabbat.
“An attack of this nature defies comprehension,” B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick said.
The attack was claimed by Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades of Imad Mughniyeh, a terrorist group with ties to Hezbollah.
“The murder of this family was the act of inhuman and depraved individuals,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “The constant stream of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli sentiment and hate speech throughout Palestinian society breeds the kind of despicable violence that ended the lives of this family.”
B’nai B’rith International stands in solidarity with the friends and family of the Fogels, and with the Israeli people as they struggle to cope with the aftermath of the attack.
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