Fogel Family Remembering

Four years.

Four years ago I walked to the funeral of the murdered Fogel family.

There was one bus for tens of thousands of people. The only way to get to the cemetery was to walk. Thousands of people did walk in the hot mid-day sun.

It was overwhelming. So many people coming together. So many people who did not know the Fogels, but had to come.

It was so quiet. So respectful. So sad.

Crowd at Fogel funeral Jerusalem Israel 2011

It makes me angry that the names of killers get publicized, while victims names are not mentioned and forgotten.

Yet, it is four years, and I needed to be reminded of the date.

And the victims names, who remembers?

Udi, Ruti, Yoav, Elad and baby Hadas

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