Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
During a Tuesday visit to the home of the Fogel family in Itamar, Foreign
Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused the Palestinian Authority of perpetuating
terror attacks through incitement against Israelis.
Four days after five
members of the family were brutally murdered, Lieberman said that “there is no
doubt that the state failed” in its obligation to provide security for all of
He went on to emphasize the importance of security
measures in all communities.
“It is the obligation of the state to ensure
communities’ security – without any relationship to their location, or to
political ideology,” he said. “There is no doubt that the state failed here.
When we speak of ‘painful concessions’ and when we speak about compromises, the
compromises must be diplomatic and political, and not on security.
field of security, there will be no compromises.”
“The murderers must be
caught and punished with full severity, and we must draw lessons from this
incident,” the Foreign Minister declared. “The State of Israel must broadcast to
the whole world that incitement is what abandoned the blood of the
“The Palestinian Authority continues the terror in every
possible location. Incitement is the first factor behind all of the terror
activities in Judea and Samaria, and in all of the State of Israel. It is
impossible to talk peace with those who educate for bloodshed.”
was invited to the community by Samaria Regional Council Chairman Gershon
He was taken inside the house where both parents, and three of
the six Fogel children, were stabbed to death on Friday night. Lieberman also
received a briefing from Mesika on the state of the community’s security
According to Mesika, the slaughter demonstrated a profound
“These murders could have been prevented,” he said. “I
call on the government: It is inconceivable that the community of Itamar would
not be covered like every other community through all of the technological
Lieberman praised the community’s perseverance.
“I have to
express my admiration for the residents of Itamar,” he said. “I don’t know any
other community in which there were so many tragedies. In this community, 22
residents were killed by terrorists. A community with 28 orphans – such a thing
can not be repeated.”