I'll take 'what is a death cult?' for 500, Alex
Really sad story. What kind of person stabs a baby and two young boys? Hint: not a good one. Ha'aretz and JPost unsurprisingly do a better job covering it than do U.S. sources.
Palestinians denounce Itamar murders, but lay criticism on Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
Netanyahu blames Palestinian incitement for Itamar attack
It's very sad that the children had to pay for the actions of others. These settlements on Palestinian lands
are causing the Israelis so much unnecessary grief. This particular settlement of Itamar is branching out with
six outposts which is escalating an already dire situation, while putting innocent women and children at risk.
The reasoning behind why certain settlements' outposts would be declared 'illegal' is that by declaring one of the Outposts 'illegal', the Israeli government can make a public show of opposing settlement expansion. By combating and trying to remove the 'illegal' outpost the world media has had the opportunity to see the government actively trying to remove outposts. In the media show generated by the visual footage of ultra orthodox Jews settlers being chased out of a settlement by Israeli soldiers, it is easy for the viewer to forget that whilst number of outposts have been 'evacuated' over a number of new ones have been built. All the viewer will see is 'Israel evacuating settlements', whilst in the mean time, Itamar has successfully secured itself a corridor (see map 2) through Palestinian land to connect it to the Jordan valley which the state intends to annex to Israel according to Prime Minister Olmerts convergence plan'. See Map 2