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Fogel Family Murder Gag Order to be Removed

Major news expected tomorrow morning when the gag order on the investigation of the Fogel family massacre in Itamar will apparently be removed.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 4/16/2011, 11:49 PM / Last Update: 4/16/2011, 11:43 PM

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The gag order on the investigation of the Fogel family massacre in Itamar is expected to be removed tomorrow – and some major news is to be announced.

Unsubstantiated reports say one of the murderers - none other than a Palestinian Authority policeman - has been arrested.

The bereaved parents of terrorist victims Rabbi Udi and Ruti Fogel - who were stabbed to death, together with three of their six children, five weeks ago in their home after their Sabbath night dinner – met with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Friday in his office. 

Channel Two television news reports that over the past week, the security forces amassed hundreds of DNA samples and fingerprints from the Arab village of Awarta, practically adjacent to Itamar and where the terrorist murderers are assumed to have come from and escaped to.

Among the fingerprints and DNA samples are those of dozens of women from Awarta.

12-year-old Tamar, the oldest child in the family, and her 8- and 7-year-old brothers were spared in the massacre. Their brothers Yoav, 11, and Elad, 4, were knifed to death in their beds, and their baby sister Hadas (3 months) was stabbed to death in her father's arms.