The Jerusalem Post (Link) - Herb Keinon (March 13, 2011)
Netanyahu goes to homes of Fogel parents to give condolences; promises those responsible for terror attack will be found.
The terrorists shoot, and we build, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the parents of Ehud and Ruth Fogel on Sunday night during a shiva call, hours after the government’s settlement committee decided to approve the building of 400 -500 housing units in large settlement blocks.
“They say Eretz Yisrael is acquired through pain and suffering,” Netanyahu told the grieving parents, “but we didn’t think the pain and suffering would be so great. This heinous act has led all of us to say, ‘Enough.’ The security services are doing everything they can to find the murders, and we will find the criminals. They are not people, but beasts.”
Even as Netanyahu and the government devoted most of the cabinet’s discussion on Sunday to the attack and hearing briefings from Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and the deputy head of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), the decision to approve a few hundred houses in the settlement blocs became the major story in the international media.