Israel OKs Settlement After Family of 5 Murdered

Israel’s cabinet approved early Sunday a decision to build 400 housing units in West Bank settlements, in an apparent response to the murder Friday night of a settler couple and three of their children.

The killings Friday night occurred when one or two arab attackers jumped the fence surrounding the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar and broke into the home of Ruth and Udi Fogel, aged 35 and 36, respectively.

The attackers went room to room, stabbing the parents, a three- month-old girl, and two boys aged 3 and 11.

This blogger would strongly advise Israel to take back the Gaza strip, bulldoze the area completely, people present or not, and seal the soil under 10 feet of concrete for a future city.  The arabs in the region are obvious animals, who need to be exported to Egypt where they originated from sixty years ago.