Now that the ‘occupation’ of Israeli villages around Gaza is over, testimonies are being released that are more than shocking.
Photos and videos have also been published showing that the atrocities of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad can only be compared to those of the Nazis and ISIS.
Below is the translation of the testimony of Adi Efrat, a young mother of two children who lives on Kibbutz Be’eri, where the bodies of 108 Israelis were found on Monday.
“They grabbed me and ordered me to come along, and I immediately understood that if I don’t do what they wanted I would be killed,” Adi told the Ynet news portal.
“I have a difficult story to tell and all the time I remember more details,” says Adi, who was home alone in her bomb shelter when the terrorists broke into her home.
Just in time, Adi managed to send a message to her husband via WhatsApp before she was taken hostage by Hamas terrorists.
“The first encounter was scary, but not violent. There were two, and one spoke English while the other spoke Arabic. I speak a little Arabic.
“They tell me, ‘Don’t worry, we won’t hurt you,’ and then I beg them to let me stay, but they say to me, ‘come on,’ and I’m just wearing a robe and pajamas.
“Then they say to me: ‘Come with us, don’t worry, we just want a car, do you have a car?’
“I tell them that I don’t have a car, I explain to them that this is a kibbutz and that the kibbutz has a lot of cars, about a hundred cars, I tell the terrorists, while adding that I would have to take them to the car key safe, and I explain to them that I have to get dressed.
“They let me get dressed and put on my shoes while every now and then they check to see if I’m not pulling out a weapon.
“And then they let me grab my bag and we leave and walk around the premises of the kibbutz.
“They talk to me and ask: ‘Do you have children, do you have a husband?’
“We reach the main road, I see a soldier in the distance, they tell me ‘That’s one of us.’
“Then the soldier shouts at me in Hebrew ‘come, come,’ and I show him that I cannot, that I have armed men with me, and that one of them is holding my hand.”
Adi then says that a gunfight out and the terrorists run west, dragging her along with them.
“Where are you taking me?” Adi asks but gets no answer because the terrorists are talking to their buddies on the phone.
After moments of confusion, the two took Adi to the house of an elderly woman at the kibbutz where there was also a Filipino woman who cared for the old demented woman. There were other terrorists also in the house.
“There are people there who are much more organized and tougher, who don’t want to talk, who have clear discipline and who are dressed like soldiers, in uniform.
“They are also more heavily armed and immediately handcuff me from behind in a heavy-handed manner, and make me sit with my head down.
“They also try to cover my legs because I am not properly dressed according to their dress code.
“The whole time they keep trying to silence the older woman because she doesn’t understand what’s going on and asks questions since she doesn’t remember being silenced.
“Then suddenly I hear a child shouting: ‘Daddy, daddy.’
“Someone comes in with a two-year-old boy, he holds the kid in the air and then throws him at us.
“The boy screams, asks for his father, and tries to run away but they won’t let him.
“The Filipino woman, who is also handcuffed with her hands in front, tries to hold the child but he runs away shouting: ‘Daddy, daddy.’
“I then ask him who daddy is and try to distract him because I’m afraid that if he runs away, they will shoot him. The boy starts talking to me, explaining who his father is.
“The horror doesn’t end here. Another boy, 7 or 8 years old, comes with his mother, who I recognize, and she has gunshot wounds. Her shirt is soaked in blood, she is shaking and she can barely walk.
“They bring her and throw her on the balcony next to me after which she tells me her husband has been shot and her baby is dead.
“I ask how she knows, that maybe she isn’t dead. She then says, ‘She was shot in the head’ and I can’t hug her because her hands are also handcuffed.
“I lay my head on her, I just cry with her, but they silence us.
“They go to the older woman’s closet and bring the mother a shirt to wear.
“She can’t change clothes, however, as she can’t breathe because of her injuries.
“She turns to me: ‘Adi, I won’t survive, please take care of my children,’ and I tell her all will be okay.
“The older boy asks, ‘Mom, what are they going to do to us?’ and she tells him, ‘They’re going to kill us.’ I’m trying to say something but I can’t.
“The man who brought her (the woman and her son) comes to me and says to me: ‘I need you, if you do what I say, everything will be fine, they didn’t do what I said, they tried to run away and that’s why I shot them.’
“I understood that if I didn’t do what he said, he would kill me, too.
“He takes me to the road and says to me, ‘Do you see this car? I want you to take our dead people away from here. These are my friends who died here.’
“So I walk to the car with my hands up because I don’t know if the IDF soldiers see me or not.
“Suddenly a shot rings out and then he runs towards me, grabs my hand, and runs away with me and his other friends running in the same direction while shouting at me ‘Isri, Isri’ (‘run’ in Arabic).”
Adi was taken to another house where there were other terrorists.
“The house was completely burned down and there were many weapons on the floor, and there were bodies near the house.
“They wanted me to go into the house, but it was burned and I was so overheated, I couldn’t go in.
“I saw a shed at the entrance of the house and I went into it and saw it was full of people.
“They’re shooting, and the air is full of the smell of gunpowder. Shrapnel is flying at me and I’m shielding my head with the binder I found.
“I’m sitting there, it’s very crowded, and more terrorists keep coming.
“Now and then when someone looks at me strangely, I say to him (out of fear): your friends brought me.
“Little by little there are fewer people, the shooting becomes less intense, there is less shouting in Arabic, and then, I don’t know how much time has passed, I hear Hebrew in the distance.
“The terrorists now run into the backyard of the house and disappear.”
Adi realized that Israeli soldiers might see movements from the warehouse and think there were terrorists, so she shouted to them, “chayalim (soldiers).”
“I hear someone say, ‘There’s a woman here, there’s an Israeli citizen here,’ and the shooting resumes.” Despite the renewed shooting, the IDF soldiers reached Adi.
“I hear very organized teams coming, and they are getting closer, and I shout ‘soldiers, soldiers’ again.
“Their commander comes up and asks me ‘What happened here?’
“I tell him there are a lot of terrorists and show the commander the direction they went.
“He sends a team to clear the house and then they try to leave with me telling me: ‘You are close to us now, we are with you, we are guarding you.’
“What angels, and they keep asking my name and telling me that they are here to watch over me, while the commander reassures me and tells me to stay close to him and that everything will be okay, that they will save me.
“I say to them: ‘Leave me here in the bushes, do what you have to do, don’t think about me. You don’t need a third wheel.’
“But they respond saying, ‘That’s what we came for, we’re here, we’re with you.’”
The soldiers around her continued to fight and according to Adi, four of them were injured.
“Soldiers are being injured before my eyes, they are taken to the middle of the yard, they are treated, they are given medicine, but I see their arteries are blocked.
“I understand that the commander is injured and then I hear the sergeant say to his soldiers ‘Listen, he is injured, but we are still a team, I am your commander now – what I tell you, you do.’ And they answered him, ‘We will do so.’”
Adi goes on:
“The rescue took place under fire. and at one point in the middle of the rescue, we had to lie on the ground and hide behind cars while they continued to fight.
“It was impossible to move a meter and they fought fiercely, giving everything.
“People keep asking where the IDF was. I am not an analyst, but the IDF soldiers were there, fighting fiercely, there is no way to describe their sensitivity to me.”
The soldiers eventually managed to rescue Adi and the wounded from the kibbutz.
“It’s just a miracle what happened to me. Until now I don’t know what happened to the other woman and her two children,” Adi concludes.
This is just one of the testimonies that have been publicized in recent days.
Shocking photos of tortured or raped Israelis are other silent witnesses to the greatest crime against Jews since the Holocaust, when six million Jews were slaughtered during the Nazi regime in Germany.
However, there are also horrors that were apparently not captured in photos or videos, or the government decided not to publish them.
On Tuesday afternoon, members of the foreign press corps in Israel were shown around Kibbutz Kfar Aza, which is completely destroyed.
With the sound of gunfire still in the background, reporters were told that a massacre had taken place on the kibbutz. The bodies of the killed terrorists were still present on the kibbutz premises.
General Itai Veruv, the IDF commander present, said the following:
“It is not a battlefield. You see the babies, the mothers, the fathers in their bedrooms, in their secure rooms and how the terrorists killed them. It’s not a war, it’s a mass murder!
“I used to imagine what happened to my grandmother and grandfather, now I saw it with my own eyes.”
Later, a reporter for the i24 news site said that another IDF commander told her that they had found the bodies of 40 babies, some of them beheaded.
On Wednesday evening, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that babies had indeed been beheaded, as had a number of IDF soldiers.
Entire families were also burned alive in their homes, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus confirmed on Thursday morning what the media previously reported: Hamas murdered children and beheaded them.
“It was hard to believe that even Hamas could commit such a barbaric act,” Cornicus said.
Apart from the bodies of 108 Israelis that were discovered, the black flag of ISIS was also found on Kibbutz Be’eri’s premises, as were copies of the Quran.
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