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Hamas violence: report shows how they abused hostages

Hamas violence: report shows how they abused hostages

Women, children, men: Hamas showed no mercy in its attack on Israel. A new report provides disturbing insight into how terrorists treat their victims.

Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 resulted in serious and systematic violent sexual crimes, according to a new report. “The sexual assaults and rapes were committed by multiple participants and included sadistic acts of a brutal and demonstrative nature,” said the report released on Wednesday by the Israel Association of Crisis Centers for Rape Victims (ARCCI). Most of the victims were murdered during or after the rape. Women in particular, but also children and men, were victims of sexual violence.

ARCCI chairwoman Orit Sulitzeanu said in a statement: “The report, which has been handed over to UN decision-makers, leaves no room for denial or disregard.” The Islamist Hamas has chosen to harm Israel strategically, through the kidnapping of its citizens and through sadistic sexual crimes. “Silence is no longer an option,” said Sulitzeanu. “We expect international organizations to take a clear position.”

“Many victims tied up and mutilated”

The sexual assaults occurred primarily at the Nova music festival in Reim, in the towns that were attacked as well as in military bases on the edge of the Gaza Strip and when the hostages were held captive.

In many cases, injured women were raped using armed force. In some cases, victims were “raped in front of partners, family or friends to increase the pain and humiliation for all in attendance,” the report said.

“Many of the victims’ bodies were found mutilated and bound, with their sexual organs brutally attacked and, in some cases, weapons inserted into them,” the report said. Booby traps were hidden in some bodies.

Hamas rejects allegations of violence

The report is based on both confidential and public information, including witness statements, interviews with first responders and direct information received from ARCCI. The report only mentions information from identified sources that have been approved for publication. However, the analysis is based on further confidential information that should not be published. Hamas had denied reports of the use of systematic sexual violence.

On October 7, terrorists from Hamas and other extremist groups attacked southern Israel. They killed 1,200 people and kidnapped another 250 to the Gaza Strip. Since then, Israel’s military has launched massive air strikes and a ground offensive against Hamas and its allies in the coastal area.

Source: Stern

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