Israel: terrorist attack

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) — On Saturday, 12 March, we learnt of the horrific terrorist attack on a family in the village of Itamar in Israel. A Palestinian terrorist broke into the family’s home, murdering five of its members, including three children. What was shocking was the deafening silence of the United Nations and the world media. These groups, which are so quick to judge and to condemn Israel for any minor transgression, imagined or real, stood idly by as children were cold-bloodedly murdered. I was deeply shocked to learn of this terrible tragedy and upset by the world media’s disinterest and apathy and the repeated unbalanced reporting of the Middle East. Our thoughts are with the Fogel family and the people of Itamar as they begin to cope with rebuilding their lives.

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