Hamas terrorists who stormed Israeli cities on Saturday took civilian hostages and took them to the Palestinian territories. Images on social media show women and men, civilians, bearing signs of violence on their bodies, including sexual assault. The Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv confirmed that there are “hostages and prisoners of war” and even dead among Israeli soldiers.
A clip posted by Palestinians on social media shows an Israeli woman being pulled from the trunk of a jeep by her hair and drenched in the back seat. The woman’s clothes are stained with blood, indicating that she may have been sexually abused.
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Another clip shows an Israeli woman being forced onto a motorcycle and taken hostage.
And the men are taken hostage by force.
Some of them clearly bear marks of violence on their bodies.
Palestinians also broke into Israeli homes, vandalizing them.
And Israel’s Defense Ministry confirmed that Hamas had taken “hostages and prisoners of war,” according to Israel Defense Forces spokesman Brigadier General Daniel Hagari.
“There are hostages and prisoners of war taken by Hamas. There are also deaths among IDF soldiers. We don’t have an exact number yet – we are at war,” he added.
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