Hamas, ISIS, the SS Einsatz Gruppen, and Israel’s national 7/10 trauma

The full extent of the Hamas atrocities committed against Israel is known only to a few, but the impact on Israeli society has been huge.

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Hamas
Israeli families were mercilessly slaughtered in the cruelest manner in their own homes. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90
Israeli families were mercilessly slaughtered in the cruelest manner in their own homes. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90

WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of terrorist atrocities.

It is now three-and-a-half weeks after the start of what is now referred to in Israel as the Simchat Torah War. A war that started on this Jewish holiday after the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas carried out a bloody invasion of southern Israel, committing heinous crimes against humanity.

Only a select group of first aid workers, IDF military, government officials and journalists–as well as US President Joe Biden and other leaders of Western countries–know the full extent of the horrors.

Biden’s unprecedented response to what happened in Israel on October 7, 2023, and what he did afterward to help the country can safely be called unique, but it clearly had to do with what he was shown regarding Hamas’s atrocities in southern Israel when he visited the country after the massacre.

Until now, journalists, including myself, have been reluctant to report on the Hamas horrors in southern Israel.

The comparison with the actions of the Einsatz Gruppen of Hitler’s SS and with those of ISIS seemed justified, but Hamas went further. ISIS did not behead babies and the SS did not rape dead women, as Hamas did on 7/10 in southern Israel (remember that Hebrew dates are ‘day/month/year’).

The only two organizations to date to publish photos and videos of Hamas’s unimaginable atrocities are MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, and the ad hoc group South First Responders that documents on Telegram what was found in places like Kibbutz Be’eri and Kfar Aza.

In this article, I will make revelations that have not yet appeared in the international media.

After all, the Allies also had the press document and publish the horrors found in concentration camps such as Bergen Belsen during the liberation of Poland and Germany.



The Telegram channel of the South First Responders posted a video showing how a Hamas terrorist shot an Israeli man in the head in his stationary car. The terrorist then pulled the man’s dead body half out of the car and released the vehicle’s handbrake after which the car began to drive slowly and drove over a sidewalk, crushing the driver’s body.

Another video shows the burned bodies of a man and his daughter who hugged one another other while their bodies were tied together with iron wire.

In a video that Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan showed to members of the UN Security Council, a Hamas terrorist can be seen beheading a living Thai migrant worker with a spade.

A photo taken by a member of the religious aid organization ZAKA, which always cares for the dead bodies of terror victims, shows the burned head of an Israeli woman whom Hamas also beheaded.

Another photo shows the tortured body of an Israeli man who was burned alive.

Apparently, the terrorists gagged the man’s mouth with what looked like a kitchen towel to avoid hearing his screams.

Then there was the news last Monday that the remains of German-Israeli woman Shani Louk had been found in Gaza.

She was last seen in a Hamas video showing her unconscious after being raped and tortured. Shani’s family later announced that a body part of hers had been found and that one could not live without it.

Yesterday I received information that only the head of the young woman had been found.

Also on Monday, October 30, I received information from Marina Medvin, who is a renowned crime expert living in Virginia. She wrote in that message that Hamas terrorists entered the home of an Israeli family and murdered the father of the family in front of his wife.

They then took the couple’s baby and put him/her in the glowing oven in the kitchen after which they raped the mother and forced her to listen to the child’s heartbreaking screams, before executing her as well.

Almost all of this documentation was created by the terrorists themselves, who brought cameras with them and then published the grizzly scenes on social media.


Impact on Israeli society

In Israel, many have now become aware in one way or another of these horrific crimes, but say they are unable to watch the footage. Still, it has had a huge impact on society.

This explains the determination of the IDF soldiers who are now in Gaza and the attitudes of the politicians who overcame their differences and are now, for the first time, determined to eliminate the Hamas terror organization and assassinate their leaders one-by-one.

Another effect is that people who have always been in favor of peace negotiations with Hamas and the other Palestinian groups have completely changed their opinion.

Among them is Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar, who has always had contacts with Hamas and is an expert on Gaza.

Eldar was interviewed by Israel’s KAN 11 TV public broadcaster after October 7 and wept as he talked about a phone conversation he had with a Hamas leader following the massacre.

The Hamas terrorist hung up when Edlar asked why the Palestinians had murdered babies. So the Israeli journalist immediately sent an SMS message begging that the Hamas at least release the captive Israeli babies held in Gaza, but the request was made in vain.

When Eldar was asked if he was still in favor of talks with Hamas, he replied: “Have we had talks with the Nazis?”


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