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  8/31/2014, Elul 5, 5774

Itamar Loses Libel Suit against Haaretz Journalist


Jerusalem Magistrates Court Judge Tamar Bar-Asher Tzaban has ruled against the community of Itamar, in Samaria, in a libel suit it filed against Haaretz journalist Neri Livneh, reports The Seventh Eye.

Speaking on TV Channel 1 news interview show Politika in 2012, Livneh said that her impression of Itamar is that of “a settlement populated by particularly violent people,” and claimed, “Someone there commits murder roughly once every two years.” She said this after she was asked if she has sympathy for the pain and anger in Itamar, where the Fogel family had been slaughtered a year earlier, and where numerous other terror murders have occurred over the years.