SWC Condemns the Inhuman Murder of the Fogel Family and calls on the United Nations to do the same

March 12, 2011

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned the unconscionable, inhuman attack against the Fogel family, innocent civilians who were brutally murdered on Friday night in their homes in Itamar in the West Bank. Murdered were parents Udi and Ruthi Fogel, Yoav, their 11 year old son, Elad, their four year old son and Hadas, their 3 month old daughter.

"This should be a wake up call, particularly to the United States and the Quartet, that terrorism and hatred of Israel are the principal obstacles to Middle East peace," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

"Where is the United Nations and the Security Council, always so eager to pass resolutions condemning Israel? When will they have the courage to pass the first UN resolution condemning Islamic terrorism and continuous incitement and hatred of Jews?"

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