Israel announced the arrest of two teens from Awarta for the murders of the Fogel family in the illegal settlement of Itamar in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The scenario is familiar to anyone following zionist crimes against the native Palestinians in the on-going brutal forty-four year military oppression and all the crimes that go along with it.
The collective punishment of Awarta since early March this year was purported to be a retaliation for the killing of colonists in Itamar, which is built on land stolen from Awarta.
This crime was blamed solely on savage, uncivilized Palestinians. Some Thai workers were interrogated because they had a financial dispute with the Fogels (a matter of unpaid wages) and had been heard threatening these settlers, but the Netanyahu government immediately spun this as bloodthirsty criminals killing innocents whose only crime was defying international and humanitarian laws.
Netanyahu immediately announced plans for 500 more Jewish only homes and roads to be taken from Awarta as retaliation.