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Amjad Mahmad Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
Amjad Mahmad Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
 
Hakim Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
Hakim Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
 
 

Palestinian baby killer: Proud of what I did

Amjad Awad said he has no regrets over butchering five members of Fogel family in Itamar, even if it means he'll get death sentence

Ahiya Raved
Published: 06.05.11, 15:50 / Israel News

"I'm proud of what I did," so declared Amjad Mahmad Awad, 19, on Sunday just moments before an indictment against him and his partner Hakim Awad was filed before the Judea and Samaria Sector Military Court, over the murders of five members of the Fogel family two and a half months ago.

 

"I don't regret what I did, even if it means I'm sentenced to death," Amjad said ahead of the indictment hearing.

 

 

Five members of the Fogel family were butchered in the March 11 terror attack in Itamar. Husband and wife Udi and Ruthie Fogel and three of their children: Yoav (11) Elad (4) and baby Hadas (four months).

 

A month after the attack elite IDF forces succeeded in capturing the murderers. A few soldiers arrived at Amjad's house in the village of Awarta near Itamar in the middle of the night.

 

"He was sleeping and surprised by our arrival. He was very frightened. In spite of his young age he carried out these monstrous acts," said Captain N, commander of the Duvdevan (cherry) unit.

 

According to N, "since the attack we were on high alert to arrest those responsible for this horrific murder. It was clear to us that this was an important case and that we needed to be prepared. Our preparations included many scenarios…When it was all over I told my soldiers that they did a great thing."

 

 

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