Two Palestinian men have confessed to the five brutal murders of the Fogel family in Israel. Amjad Awad 19, and Hakim Awad 18, both of whom live in the Arab village of Awarta with their families, are reportedly affilliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The men say they are “content” with dying as martyrs. Another six persons have confessed to helping the Awad’s commit the murders – four of the six from the same family.
According to the report, neither teen expressed remorse at having slashed and stabbed to death Udi and Ruth Fogel, 36 and 35, respectively, and three of their five children, Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, 3 months.
During questioning, both said they made no distinction between the adults and children they murdered and would have killed the two surviving Fogel children if they had noticed them.
An Israeli IDF spokesperson said the massacre is a “clear war crime.” If you are not familiar with the murders of this Israeli family, please get the details here, and be warned it is graphic and heartbreaking.