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February 28, 2018 1:09 pm

Family of Itamar Massacre Victims Sues Palestinian Authority, Terrorists for $115 Million

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Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Benny Gantz meets with two surviving children of the Fogel family, whose parents and three siblings were murdered by Palestinians in the March 2011 Itamar massacre. Photo: Israel Defense Forces. – Seven years after five members of the Fogel family from the Samarian community of Itamar were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists who targeted them in their home, the surviving children are suing the Palestinian Authority and terrorists responsible for the attack.

The lawsuit, filed in Jerusalem District Court, demands $115 million in compensation, accusing the PA of encouraging and inciting their constituents to commit acts of violence against Jews through propaganda, and the provision of financial incentives and support to successful attackers. Additional defendants include the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

In March 2011, Ehud (Udi) Fogel, his wife. Ruth, and three of their six children — Yoav, 11; Elad, 4; and Hadas, 3 months — were slain in their home by two Palestinian cousins, Amjad Awad and Hakim Awad from the local town of Awarta. The pair fled, but were ultimately captured received life sentences. Of the eight-member Fogel family, only three survived: Tamar, 12; Roi, 8; and Yishai 2.

Their families receive monthly reward payments from the PA.

“To this day, the terrorists receive handsome salaries from the PA, a fact that entirely defies logic and is contrary to justice,” the Fogel family said in a statement. “In the filing of this claim we seek to send a message in the name of every person who has a heart.”

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