Itamar Marks Second Anniversary of Fogel Massacre


The community of Itamar in the Shomron marked the second anniversary of the massacre of five members of the Fogel family and the laying of the cornerstone for the dormitory of a yeshivah in the area.

The study hall was named after Ehud “Udi” Fogel, who was murdered, along with his wife, Ruth, and three of their six children, Hy”d, by two terrorists from a nearby Palestinian Authority-controlled village. Three of the family’s children survived the attack, and the perpetrators have been given life sentences.

“Time does not heal the pain, and as the days go by, all I can feel is how deep the pain is,” said Tzila Fogel, Udi Fogel’s mother, at a memorial ceremony.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, who also spoke at the ceremony, said that the only revenge for the Fogel family murder was to “continue to build and develop; we will continue to build and develop this place.”

Family members who survived the massacre, including Ruth and Udi’s daughter Tamar, who discovered her parents’ and siblings’ bodies on that night, also attended the ceremony.

A relative of the Fogels told Ynet, “Tamar, Yishai and Roi are growing up to be positive individuals, who also deal with great pain.”