After showing foreign journalists footage of the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists during their Oct. 7 assault on southern Israel, the IDF on Monday published two segments from the interrogation of Hamas terrorists who participated in the massacre.
“The plan was to go from house to house, throw grenades and kill everyone there, including women and children,” the terrorist said. He also told interrogators that Hamas had instructed them to behead their victims.
“The purpose of entering Israeli territory… was to kidnap civilians; they want as many hostages as possible,” one of the terrorists revealed. He added, “They [Hamas] promised us that whoever brings a kidnapped person will receive an apartment and $10,000.”
Another terrorist talked about the instructions to seize Sufa military post and kill the residents of Kfar Aza, saying: “The instructions were to kidnap anyone we came across—elderly, women and children. We were ordered to kill everyone in Kfar Aaza and empty the kibbutz of its people. In one case we entered a home and saw another group holding the family hostage, they were using them as human shields so that they would not get hurt.”
Another terrorist who participated in the Kfar Aza massacre said, “We entered one of the houses; there was a woman on the floor, and then her dog came towards us so I shot the dog. After that, we noticed a man in the yard of the house, and I shot him with three bullets.”
Asked whether the man in the yard had been armed, the terrorist replied, “No, he was not armed. I shot him in the chest with three bullets when he was not holding any weapon at all.”
“Afterward,” he continued, “we roamed around the area, and we saw two adjacent houses at a specific point in Kfar Aza, and we burned both of them completely.”
The terrorist also told investigators he had raped one of the corpses.
One of the terrorists, a member of Hamas’s special “Nukhba” force, told interrogators: “We reached a house where a family had taken shelter inside a reinforced room, and we yelled for them to come out, but they were afraid and stayed inside. We set off a small explosive on the iron window, creating a small hole, and threatened to throw a burning cloth in to suffocate the people inside. As a result, one of the girls inside got scared and opened the window.”
At this point, one of the terrorists fired 10 bullets at the mother and her two daughters, aged 18 and 20, he said, adding, “Later, more of us came and fired more shots at them.”
When asked whether attacking unarmed women was permitted by the Koran, the terrorist replied, “None of them were armed, and they didn’t fire at all. We simply slaughtered them. According to the Koran, it’s forbidden.”
“Aren’t your actions similar to those of ISIS? Killing civilians indiscriminately is exactly what ISIS does,” asked the interrogator, to which the terrorist replied, “That’s correct; it’s just like ISIS. There’s no difference.”
The same answer was given by another of the terrorists.
“There is no difference between what we did and what ISIS does. The brutality is the same.”
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