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  11/28/2011, Kislev 2, 5772

Second Arab Convicted in Fogel Family Murders


A military court on Monday afternoon convicted Amjad Awad, the confessed murderer of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar. The court decided that the evidence proved that Awad was the murderer, together with his cousin, Hakim Awad, who has already been tried and convicted for the murders. The victims of the murderous rampage which took place some 8 months ago included parents Ehud Fogel, 36, and Ruti Fogel, 35, along with three of their children – Yoav (11), Elad (4), and Hadas (two months old).

Amjad Awad will be sentenced at a later date. Hakim Awad was sentenced to 130 years in prison. MK Michael Ben-Ari and Jewish activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel interruped the beginning of the session. When Awad was brought into the military courtroom in Salem, north of Jerusalem, the three hurled epithets at him.