Who is Hakim Awad…

…and why was he just sentenced to five consecutive life sentences +5 in Israel?

Well if you don’t watch Glenn Beck read this blog, or don’t read news from Israel you might not know that he is one of the men who slaughtered Ehud and Ruth Fogel along with three of their children ages 11 years to 4 months old who has just been convicted of the crime.

One might think something like that would draw some international coverage but with the Palestinians so close to declaring a state the international press might think highlighting the stabbing and beheading of infants and children might just move international opinion in the wrong direction.

Particularly when he is saying stuff like this:

Hakim Awad said he did not feel remorse and that he committed the murders “because of the occupation.”

Yeah, it’s one thing to want a Judenrein state, but even though the whole “slaughtering Jewish infants without remorse” bit plays in the middle east:

Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

I think it will just not go over well at the UN.

Via Israellycool who hopes and prays he will not be traded away in an exchange. Me, I wouldn’t even trade him for Gilad Shalit, even if I thought he was alive.

Final thought: I’ll bet the voters in ny-9 know who the Fogels are.