Israeli relatives and friends mourn over the five bodies of Udi and Ruthie Fogel and their three young children in March
Israeli relatives and friends mourn over the five bodies of Udi and Ruthie Fogel and their three young children in March 2011 in Jerusalem's cemetery. A 19-year-old Palestinian has confessed before an Israeli military tribunal to his involvement in the murder of a family of five Israeli settlers this year, the army said on Tuesday. © Menahem Kahana - AFP/File
Israeli relatives and friends mourn over the five bodies of Udi and Ruthie Fogel and their three young children in March
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Last updated: October 5, 2011

Palestinian admits murdering settler family

A 19-year-old Palestinian has confessed before an Israeli military tribunal to his involvement in the murder of a family of five Israeli settlers this year, the army said on Tuesday.

An army statement named the Palestinian as Amjad Awwad, cousin of Hakim Awwad, 18, who last month was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the March 11 slayings in the West Bank settlement of Itamar.

Amjad is still to be sentenced, the army said.

According to the charge sheet, the cousins, from the village of Awarta, acted of their own free will although both are members of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

On the night of March 11, Ehud and Ruthy Fogel were stabbed to death along with their three children, including a three-month-old baby, in a murder that sparked international condemnation.

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