The horrific video released by Israel of Hamas atrocities leaves viewers shocked and disgusted
Reporter Ruth Marks Eglash is one of several journalists shown a 43-minute film containing raw footage of the October 7 massacre by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel.
“The extreme and horrific reactions in Congress, the United Nations and even in Hollywood to the film – a collage of cameras worn by Hamas terrorists, dash cams, traffic cameras, closed circuit television, cell phones and social media accounts of the victims, soldiers and medical workers in… Emergencies — they didn’t surprise me,” Eglash writes for Fox News. “I will forever be haunted.”
Hamas terrorists brutally murdered more than 1,200 Israelis in about 20 civilian communities, military bases and music festivals on October 7, a day now referred to as “Black Saturday” in Israel. Nearly 240 people were taken hostage, including about 40 children and dozens of mothers.
Israeli officials say the goal of showing the video is for the world to confront Hamas’s atrocities.
“We want the world to see the atrocities committed by Hamas during the October 7 massacre, and we urge the world not to look away,” Lior Hiat, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, told Fox News Digital Thursday.
He added: “When we say that Hamas is worse than ISIS, this is exactly what we mean.” “It’s a very difficult film to watch. It’s raw footage taken by the terrorists themselves and shows very graphic images.”
Hiat said that the film was shown to diplomats, international organizations, influential people and decision-makers at the highest levels, and Israel participated in it in more than 60 of its embassies and consulates around the world.
“Not everyone can stay and watch the entire movie,” the spokesman said. “I saw people crying, I saw people leaving the room, and I saw a lot of people shocked to see these kinds of atrocities being committed against human beings by the monsters of Hamas.”
Ruth Marks Eglash contributed to this update.
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