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Tamar Fogel, the 12-year-old who discovered her murdered family in Itamar, speaks out

By Uriel Heilman, JTA

March 18, 2011 | 3:17 pm

Tamar Fogel, the 12-year-old girl from the Jewish settlement of Itamar who discovered the murders of her parents and three siblings when she came home last Friday night from her youth movement, speaks with Israel’s Channel 2 during her shiva for her family.

Tamar talks about her lack of fear living in Itamar, a West Bank settlement near the Palestinian city of Nablus, recalls her family’s extraction from the Gaza Strip settlement where they used to live and says it’s time to free Jonathan Pollard already. The interview also includes footage from the condolence visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid to the surviving Fogels.

Netanyahu says of the Palestinians, two of whom are suspected of murdering the Fogels: “Now we understand who we’re dealing with.”

A sobbing Tamar shoots back: “And what will happen if you do something? Will America do something to us?”

Netanyahu responds: “They murder, we build. We will build. We will build our land.”

Watch the video (in Hebrew) here.

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