Who are the terrorists who murdered the Fogel family?

Itamar terrorist's uncle, an PFLP member, transported shooter in 2002 settlement attack in which wife and 3 children were killed.

April 17, 2011 14:33
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Hakem and Amjad Awwad

Suspects in Fogel, Itamar massacre_311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The main suspects in the Fogel family slayings are Hakim Maazan Niad Awad, 18, and Amjad Mahmed Fauzi Awad, 19.

Hakim Awad was arrested on April 5. He is a high school student who has been linked by security forces to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine group in Awarta.

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In October 2010, Hakim stabbed a number of youths during a personal dispute, the IDF said. His father, Maazan, is a PFLP member who served five years in a Palestinian Authority prison in the late 1990s for the murder of a female cousin and the burning of her body.

Hakim’s uncle, Jibril Awad, was a PFLP member who transported a terrorist to Itamar in 2002. In that attack, Rahel Shabu, three of her three sons, and resident Yosef Twitto were shot and killed.

In 2003, Jibril Awad was killed in a firefight with the IDF.

Amjad Awad was arrested on April 10. Also a student, he is from the same clan as Hakim Awad but is not directly related. Amjad has links with the PFLP, according to security sources, and worked in Israel for a period of time.

Suspected accomplices are also under arrest.

Salah Aladin Salim Awad, 31, from Awarta, is a PFLP member and Hakim’s uncle.

He is suspected of helping the suspects cover their tracks after the killings, telling them to burn their blood-soaked clothes and sending firearms they stole from Itamar to a friend in Ramallah.

Jad Avid, 31, from Ramallah, is suspected of hiding the firearms after receiving them from Salah Awad. He was arrested in his home and the firearms were seized by the IDF.

Maazan Niad Awad, 43, from Awarta, is Hakim’s father and a PFLP member.

Mahmed Saeed Awad, 26, is a PFLP member in Awarta to whom the suspects turned with a request to procure firearms ahead of the Itamar attacks.

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