"Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby's Throat Slashed," is the headline in Israel National News.
The community of Itamar has had no terrorist attacks since 2002, when an advanced protection and security system called the Special Security Area was installed. The electronic system, which includes varied methods of observation and a wired fence, is kept in repair by the regional authority rather than the IDF.I saw one pixilated photo of the gruesome scene at Donald Douglas' American Power, which was enough to make anyone physically sick. He follows up here, and Gateway Pundit has a graphic video of the gruesome images that YouTube removed.
In addition to an electronic fence surrounding the community, there is an inner, coiled wire fence. The community is allotted six non-army security personnel from a recognized security firm who are on patrol all the time. All signals go automatically to a central operations room in the town staffed by two of these guards, and in addition there is a company of soldiers on the adjoining hill.
The IDF investigation of the attack has discovered that at 20:59, terrorists entered the community. They jumped over the fence and an alert sounded. The guard on duty went to the spot from which the warning was heard, but saw no evidence of infiltration and therefore, made the erroneous decision that an animal had activated the electronic fence’s warning signal.
A security person who was in the vicinity said that since the fence was not cut, the guard thought there was no infiltration and did not inform the IDF unit that was less than a kilometer away.
The terrorists first entered one home, which was empty. They found a weapon there, which they do not seem to have used. A group of youngsters was having a Sabbath evening party at the Fogel house nearby, and at 22:20 they left, along with the Fogel’s 12-year-old daughter, for an activity at the local Bnei Akiva youth group.
Between 22:20 and 22:30 the terrorists entered the house through the living room picture window, did not notice the 6-year-old boy sleeping on the couch and continued on to the bedroom where they slashed the throats of the father and newborn baby who were sleeping there. The mother came out of the bathroom and was stabbed on its threshold. The evidence shows that she tried to fight the terrorists.
They then slashed the throat of the 11-year old-son who was reading in bed. They did not notice the 2-year old asleep in his bed, but murdered the 3-year old with two stabs to his heart. After that, they locked the door, exited through the window and escaped.
Exactly two hours after the infiltration, there was another warning signal from the same spot on the fence, as the terrorists left the way they had come. Once again, the patrol did not identify the source of the signal as infiltration.
The 12-year-old daughter returned home at 00:30 and found the door locked. She asked a neighbor, Rabbi Yaakov Cohen, of the Itamar Yeshiva, to help her. He brought a weapon with him once he noticed tracks and mud near the house. The two woke up the 6-year old sleeping in the living room by calling through the window and when he opened the door, the Rabbi returned to his home.
When she entered the bedrooms, the young daughter saw the horrific bloodsoaked scene and ran out of the house screaming. The neighbor ran back and fired several shots in the air to alert security personnel. Within a short time, large police and IDF forces arrived and began intensive searches to see if the terrorists were still in the community. At 03:30 a.m., military trackers discovered footprints leading to the Arab village of Avrata.
This is the face of our enemy...a soulless, insane, bloodthirsty monster who are blinded by an insane ideology masqueraded as a religion. What kind of religion tells someone to fly airplanes into buildings, blow themselves up and kill others in the process, cut people's heads off, or cold-bloodily kills the most innocent--a three month old and a three year old child?
Yet today in this country, we have a "leadership" (and I use that term very loosely) who thinks these kinds of people can be talked to in a rational manner, just like Neville Chamberlain misguidedly thought he could appease Hitler. These same Democrats, liberals, etc, think that we shouldn't investigate any links to homegrown terror because it's "racist" and "bigoted." Well let me ask them...isn't it bigotry to slaughter a family just because they're Jewish, or has anti-Semitism just become politically correct bigotry for all you good, tolerant liberals?
And instead of hearing about "Islamophobia" like a broken record, I'd like to get an explanation from these Muslim grievance groups about why Islam is always in conflict with some other group or religion, wherever you go around the world. They're never able to explain that, or the fact there are way more "hate crimes" toward Jews in this nation, because they always act like they're the victims.
Don't tell me this is just a few madmen either. Palestinians rejoiced at this butchery.