I reminded all that these were allegations.
It has been alleged that Palestinian militants killed a settler family. I say alleged, because who really knows?It seems entirely possible Israel knows the truth but would rather spin the story to their advantage. Even if the family may have been killed by a foreign worker.
Thanks to Aferrismoon and HHQ for leaving an additional link to this story!
Find that one here. Quoted below
NABLUS, An Asian worker is suspected of the murder of the Fogel family, a settler family from Itamar settlement near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to Palestinian press sources.I had bookmarked this one yesterday
Quds Net news quoted local residents from the area that he was infuriated with an Israeli settler for not paying him his wages carried out the killing of the settler’s family in Itamar, Palestinian press sources reported.
Quds Net news agency on Monday quoted a Palestinian family from Awarta village next to the settlement as saying that Mr. Fogel refused to pay 10,000 shekels in wages which he owed an Asian worker he hired. The worker threatened to kill the settler and his family.
The worker is suspected of committing the crime after midnight Friday using a knife then fleeing the scene to nearby Palestinian villages, the report added.
It noted that the Israeli army knows of the information leading to the suspect but refuse to announce or deal with it for political as well as security reasons.
Sources: Thai workers questioned in Itamar
Israeli forces on Monday afternoon summoned all Thai workers employed in the Itamar settlement, the site of the murder of five members of the Fogel family, and held them for questioning, Ma'an has learned.
Sources close to some of the laborers said that all of the workers had been gathered and taken for questioning in relation to the stabbing deaths of a settler family on Friday night.
Though Palestinians have been forbidden from working in the settlements of the northern West Bank, foreign workers, mostly from Thailand and the Philippines, have been contracted for labor in the area.
It was unclear if Israeli investigators were widening their investigation to include the possibility that a foreign worker was involved in the attack, which has been blamed in the Israeli media on Palestinians.
Israeli officials have refused to comment on the issue. Israel's national police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an that a gag order has been imposed on information connected to the investigation.
An Israeli security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity in line with military policy, said there had been no change in Israel's allegations that Palestinians were responsible.