Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fogel Family Murderer Found Guilty

The vicious murder of the Fogel family played itself out in Court last week with the conviction of a Palestinian man Hakim Awad - Fogel murders: Israeli court convicts Palestinian man.

The BBC does a good job here of masking some of the underlying issues involved in the grissly murders such as incitement to violence in official Palestinian media and the fact that, in the case of these murder, President Mahmoud Abbas actually blamed Thai workers for the atrocity.

The BBC concludes:-
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called those behind the killings "immoral and inhuman".

There are almost 500,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Settlements are regarded as illegal under international law although Israel disputes this.

No mention of incitement and Thais but the Beeb couldn't resist the temptation to mention the settlements as part of the story of a cold blooded racist murder.

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