Itamar settlement in the Shomron overlooking Nablus (Shechem)

Brave God fearing Settlers of Itamar

The town of Itamar (איתמר) in the Shomron (Samaria) in what the nations call the West Bank contains about 200 families totalling a population of 1000 residents according to Wikipedia. The brave little settlement was established in 1984.

Itamar lies very close to Shechem where Joseph was buried by Joshua and so it has great significance for Ephraim and the 10 lost tribes. It is also close to where the two sons of Aaron the priest Eleazar and Itamar were buried. Itamar lies close to the two mountains Mount Gerizim and Mount  Ebal, the mountains to blessing and cursing. What happens in Itamar therefore has profound spiritual implications for all Israel. No wonder it is so fiercely contested by the wicked. Judah, be strong.

The Jews in this small but growing settlement have paid a very high price for holding the land. There have been some horrible and cowardly murders of entire families by Arabs. They need all our prayers and support.

If you feel led to support them financially then you will find the details on this website;

Every Jewish family that settles there is appreciated. They often struggle financially under difficult circumstances, often persecuted by their own government and radical leftest organizations like the Atheistic pro Palestinian organization ‘Peace Now‘.

Support the dear folks at Itamar

The reason I decided to put this page on Itamar together was due to the latest awful terrorist attack on Itamar on March 12th 2011 (see below).

If you would like to show your support for the folks at Itamar you can contact them via their website. You can even donate some funds to help them out.

2011 March 12 – Terrorist murders Itamar family of 5

It might be an idea to remove the Arab writing.

On March 12th, 2011 a suspected Palestinian terrorist broke into a home and murdered a family of five, including an 11 year old, a 3 year old toddler, and a one-month old baby.”
see Horror in Samaria: Terrorist murders family of 5

see also Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns
Rafah residents hand out candy following murder of parents, three children in West Bank settlement of Itamar. Palestinian PM denounces act, says “we categorically oppose violence and terror, regardless of victims’, perpetrators’ identity””


2011 March 12 – Itamar family of 5 murder scene

Victims Indentified as Family of Rabbi Fogel of Yeshiva Itamar 

The victims of the brutal murders at Itamar, in Samaria, Friday night are Rabbi and IDF tank unit officer Udi Fogel, his wife Ruth, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad pictured) and three-month-old Hadas. Rabbi Fogel taught at the Itamar post-high school yeshiva, whose senior rabbi is former IDF Chief Rabbi Avi Ronsky.

The murdered Fogel family. They’re crime? They’re Jewish. May Yeshua Avenge their Blood.

Beautiful Fogle family brutishly cut down by Palestinian monster

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Warning the pictures in this video (3min 30s) are of the blood covered bodies as they were found in their house in Itamar!

It really upset me seeing it. The murderers tracks lead to the nearby village of Awarta. Father how long until you judge?

This is what the Jewish Settlers have to face everyday with the Palestinians plotting to slip into their settlements and slit their throats. I am sorry for the language, but this is the reality. You cannot have peace with these monsters of iniquity. The Palestinians have to leave!And Ehud Barak can leave with them!

וְהִנֵּה־הֵם גֹּמְלִים עָלֵינוּ לָבֹוא לְגָרְשֵׁנוּ מִיְּרשָּׁתְךָ אֲשֶׁר הֹורַשְׁתָּנוּ׃
אֱלֹהֵינוּ הֲלֹא תִשְׁפָּט־בָּם

The Awful Truth:       The Itamar Massacre
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Fogel Family murderers found – 17 April 2011

Fogel Family Murderers – Amjad Awad & Hakim Awad

Cold blooded, self confessed killers from Arab Village of Awarta apprehended by IDF!

“Two Palestinian men have confessed to the five brutal murders of the Fogel family in Israel. Amjad Awad 19, and Hakim Awad 18, both of whom live in the Arab village of Awarta with their families, are reportedly affilliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The men say they are “content” with dying as martyrs. Another six persons have confessed to helping the Awad’s commit the murders – four of the six from the same family.”

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
שֹׁפֵךְ דַּם הָֽאָדָם בָּֽאָדָם דָּמֹו יִשָּׁפֵךְ כִּ֚י בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים עָשָׂה אֶת־הָאָדָֽם׃

Genesis 9:6

2002 June 21 – Palestinian Attack Against Itamar Settler Family

is Itamar the eye of the storm?

ITAMAR, WEST BANK – JUNE 21, 2002, a Palestinian terrorist burst into the home of the Shabo family and opened fire. Rachel Shabo, the mother of the family, and three of her children, were murdered. Another two children were seriously injured. Yossi Tuito, who served as commander of the neighborhood preparedness team, was also shot to death as he approached the family’s house in order to help. After more than an hour of exchanging gunfire with Israeli soldiers, the Palestinian terrorist was killed. During the gunfight, the Shabo house caught fire and burned down.

2002 October 27 – Itamar Settler Soldier pays the ultimate price for Israel’s safety

The following picture and description are from

ITAMAR, WEST BANK – OCTOBER 28: Israeli army officers carry the flag-covered coffin of First Lieutenant Matan Zogron during his funeral October 28, 2002 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar. The 22-year-old officer was one of three soldiers who were killed when trying to subdue a Palestinian suicide bomber who exploded his explosive charge at the entrance to the settlement of Ariel October 27, 2002.

Ephraim beginning to turn to his cities…

Itamar is in the eye of the storm between Israel and the Nations. Against Israel and the settlers are the descendents of Ishmael, Edom, the Moabites and Ammon, the Philistines, the Canaanites.

But Itamar does have supporters amongst the righteous of the nations. And amongst them are many from the lost tribes.

As the pressure comes upon Israel we can see the beginnings of renewal of an ancient brotherhood. The 10 lost tribes of the House of Israel are beginning to support the Jewish God fearing, Torah following settlers in the Shomron (Samaria). See the main article הארץ for more details.

Now many of these folks may not know that they are from Ephraim or the House of Israel. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that this is a sign of the auld lang syne. Bridges are forming and the two Houses are drawing closer together.

American Farmer volunteers in Itamar (2011).

Itamar Town – huge enlargement!


Innocent Jewish Blood has been spilt in Itamar. Now it is time for the enemy to pay. And it’s time for Jews to look up to Heaven with renewed vigour. And from the vantage point of heaven, to look down upon the Land of Israel with a much stronger vision!

Just imagine a big vision for Itamar. Pray about it and see if the good Lord doesn’t open up ways to fulfil it. He may bring a Jewish architect or town planner along who’s heart YHVH has opened. There are many Jews now that are much more sympathetic to the settlers at this time. God will do great things.

God has brought help from America to the embattled farmers in the Shomrom.   Because you guys have been battling so long for a foothold on the land that you are grateful for any small gain. And this is entirely reasonable. You guys are heroes in my opinion. But I encourage you further. Perhaps it is a time to think differently. Perhaps it is time to extend your tent pegs once more, to expand your vision. Perhaps you need to think bigger by orders of magnitude. And the first part of that is to put down on paper your vision. To draw the outline of what you want on the ground. So just bring this idea to your good folks in the Shomron.

Start building websites and proclaiming the growth of the Shomron in a MASSIVE WAY!

You could have a DESIGN COMPETITION!  

Get the Hilltop Youth

to design the cities and towns of the Shomron

. When they are in their caves or tents they can have some solar panels to power their laptops while they design wonderful town plans. Have a website with the designs available for all to see and comment on!




Imagine it and give the kids something to fight for. A small vision will not win victory. Get the kids to THINK BIG

.   Get them to design your cities!!!!  

Put a picture on the Shechem – Itamar site ( or even an entire page with a proposed town plan COMPETITION

for a much enlarged Itamar!

And put a note there for Netanyahu to put his money where his mouth is and help extend Itamar. Put it in his face!!! The blood of Able cries out.

Update on Itamar March 2012
         – One Year after Fogal Massacre

Good News from the  website…

Itamar is expanding!

They have just dedicated a Large New Synagogue. Praise YHVH!

They also have a new website

Please visit them and help them out!

Second Phase of Synagogue Project

2012 Progress…

Ehud Barak approves plans for 500 new homes in Itamar

By Chaim Levinson | Nov.12, 2012 | 3:38 AM

Defense Minister Ehud Barak

According to documents obtained by Haaretz, the defense minister approved the plan in September; Jewish council has been pressing for construction since murder of Fogel family.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has agreed to advance a plan to expand the Itamar settlement to five times its size by adding 538 homes, according to documents obtained by Haaretz.

Barak approved the plan in September, even though there is still no master plan in effect for the settlement, which was founded in 1984 on state land, which means that no legal buildingpermits can be issued. But since the murder of five members of the Fogel family on the settlement in March 2011, the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria has been pressing to advance the construction.

According to the documents obtained by Haaretz, a meeting took place on September 24 in Barak’s office to discuss the new plan for Itamar, which is five kilometers southeast of Nablus. At issue was a plan to retroactively approve 137 homes that are already built, and to build an additional 538 homes.

Before construction actually begins, however, it will need additional approval from the Defense Ministry. This week, the Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Council will debate the plan.

Only recently, Barak told the Israel Hayom newspaper that Israel would have to converge into settlement blocs as part of a final agreement with the Palestinians. “There will be isolated communities that will have no alternative but to be brought home [into Israel] or to be allowed to try living under the Palestinian Authority,” he said.

Barak’s office said Sunday, “Advancing the planning procedures for Itamar’s urban plan was approved for the purpose of regularizing the current situation on April 30, 2012. As for construction beyond what currently exists, issuing building permits requires additional approval by the Defense Ministry. At this stage there is no approval for any additional construction.”

Meanwhile, only two months after the Migron outpost in the Binyamin region was evacuated, there has been new encroachment onto privately owned Palestinian property in four locations at Winery Hill, the area where Migron residents were moved, according to left-wing activist Dror Etkes.

Stealing Palestinian land, said Etkes, “is a pattern embedded deeply in the DNA of the entire settlement enterprise, and in that of Migron residents in particular.”

Both the Civil Administration and Migron representatives declined to comment.

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