Sunday, April 10, 2011

Update on the Murders at Itamar

If you're wondering what's going on with the investigation into the murders at Itamar, watch the following video. This is about a week old, but the first time I'm seeing it.

To recap:

There were at least two attackers, and probably more who helped them over the electric fence. The attackers picked a foggy, rainy night, and chose a location at the fence which was not covered by the security camera. This required considerable pre-operational surveillance. The attackers are definitely from the nearby Palestinian village of Awarta. This was confirmed by tracking footprints - it was a muggy night - back to the village. In the village, a considerable quantity of weapons were discovered, in addition to a surveillance equipment and one of the bulletproof vests stolen from Itamar during the murders. Foreign workers had not been working at Itamar for months, so allegations that they were responsible for the murders are groundless.

Keep all that in mind as you read the hundreds of stories about the poor villagers of Awarta.

You can contribute to Itamar's future by donating at Friends of Itamar.

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