This is one of the most difficult and despicable events that we have seen. It indicates a loss of humanity. There is no religion in the world or any faith that allows these kinds of horrible acts. 

 President Shimon Peres on murder in Itamar

 

Five members of the Fogel family killed in terror attack in Itamar

(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

"This is one of the most difficult and despicable events that we have seen – the murder of parents and their young children including a 3 year old and a one month old baby, on the Sabbath. It indicates a loss of humanity. There is no religion in the world or any faith that allows these kinds of horrible acts. 
 
There are no words of consolation in the face of this devastation. Our hearts are with the orphans and with the community of Itamar during this extremely difficult time. I am sure that the security forces will make every possible effort in order to capture the murderers and bring them to the appropriate justice."