Hamas massacre of Israelis, 7 Oct 2023.
An unbelievable security failure.
2,500 Hamas and other terrorists
get across the Gaza border into Israel.
They completely overwhelm any local army and police.
For up to two days they are in control of Jewish communities, raping and killing.
They slaughter at random Jewish men, women and children in the streets
and in their homes.
They take others as captives into Gaza.
An unbelievable disaster.
Many sadistically and slowly.
A death toll beyond belief.
Israelis taken as captives into Gaza.
7 Oct 2023 was the worst day in Israeli history, since 1948.
It was the most number of Jews killed in one day since the Holocaust.
John Podhoretz, 8 Oct 2023:
"As I write the death toll from a single morning's activities is well above 700, with thousands more injured. There is no difference here, even numerically, from the horrifyingly countless stories of the Nazi forces moving into a town in Poland, rounding up the Jews, making them dig a trench, and then murdering them with gunfire in the trench."
Thomas Hand had his 8 year old daughter
abducted by Hamas from a sleepover at a friend's house.
At first it was thought Hamas killed her.
video of his grief.
Then the nightmare escalated, as it was discovered the body found was not her.
she was abducted into Gaza.
Amazingly, she stayed alive.
She turned 9 in captivity.
She was released alive after 1.5 months.
"Save us please"
says a 6 year old to arriving Israeli police after her mother was executed in front of her.
At first she is terrified they are terrorists.
Amir Tibon's story.
Stuck in a room with his small children, as Hamas butchers slaughtered his neighbours,
he rang his father, a 62 year old former general.
His father drove to the Kibbutz and
joined active soldiers to fight and kill Hamas
to try to rescue his son and family.
He tells his children, to stop them crying, he tells them:
"Grandfather is coming."
And his father came and rescued them.
"If you tolerate this, your children will be next."
Brutal animation depicting the massacre.
Israel's Minister of Defense
that Israeli children were handcuffed, tortured and then slaughtered, some burned alive.
shows an adult and child tied together with iron wire and burnt alive.
They tortured the victims.
Of the 280 bodies in Kfar Aza and Be'eri, 80 percent had been tortured.
They tied children together and burnt them in piles.
from the hell of the forensic lab trying to identify the bodies.
Burnt bodies hugging each other in death.
People tied up and burnt.
Babies without heads.
from Israel's National Center of Forensic Medicine.
"victims' hands were bound behind their backs with metal wire before being burned alive.
Two spinal cords - one belonging to an adult, one to someone young - a parent and child bound together by metal wires in a final embrace before being set alight.
Many bodies, including those of babies, are without heads."
Children and babies
"Two parents, father and mother, hands tied in the back and against them two small children, hands tied in the back
... each of them torched."
Volunteer Yossi Landau
explains what he saw.
They tortured a family in front of each other.
Mother and father and two children were tied up in front of each other.
They cut out the father's eye.
They cut off the mother's breast.
They cut off one child's fingers.
They cut off the other child's foot.
Zaka volunteer recalls
discovering a pregnant woman dead.
Hamas ripped open her stomach,
pulled out the fetus and stabbed it.
The mother probably saw what they did to her baby
before they shot her dead.
Baby burnt in an oven.
"the heating element of the oven was on the body itself."
The parents were murdered.
Were they forced to watch their baby being cooked by Hamas before they were killed?
Was the mother raped while her baby was burning?
Sky News report
from the National Center of Forensic Medicine, 6 Nov 2023:
"There is a child beheaded.
But it's a large item of evidence that stops her in her tracks - and me.
She lifts a bag and shows me a baby's mattress. It's covered in blood.
'This baby was probably stabbed in his own bed'."
Col. Golan Vach,
of IDF Search & Rescue,
tells how he
found 8 burned babies and one beheaded baby.
Report from morgue.
"There is evidence of mass rape of so brutal that they broke their victims' pelvis - women, grandmothers, children.
People whose heads have been cut off.
A baby was cut out of a pregnant woman and beheaded and then the mother was beheaded.
We have babies with their heads cut off. Bodies without hands, without legs, without genitals."
Hamas terrorists raped women and girls, from children to elderly, raped "to a point where bones were broken".
says they found the body of a woman, naked,
"with a sharp object stuck in the intimate area of her body".
He found 3 skulls of children, detached from bodies.
says she found women's bodies mutilated in many ways.
One woman had her legs cut off.
Nachman Dyksztejna, a rescue worker:
"In Kibbutz Be'eri, I witnessed bodies of two women with their hands and legs tied to a bed. One of these bodies we found was sexually terrorised with a knife stuck in her vagina and all her internal organs removed.
The mini shelters scattered from the Nova party site to road 34 ..
were filled with piles of women. Their clothing was torn on the upper part, but their bottoms were completely naked. Piles and piles of women, dead bodies, lying this way. When you took a closer look at their heads, you saw a single shot straight to the brain of each."
Lahav 433 unit of the Israel Police
gets testimony of a witness to rape and murder:
"they bent her over and I realized they were raping her. Then she was passed over to a man in uniform.
She was alive when she was raped. She was on her feet and bleeding from her back. He pulled her hair. He shot her in the head while he was raping her, didn't even lift his pants. ... they cut [off] the breast and literally played with it on the road".
"dozens of Zaka members .. said that they found naked women with injuries and their genitals mutilated, including women shackled naked in the lower part of their bodies."
enters a house.
He finds the body of a 14-15 year old girl, lying on her stomach, half-naked.
The terrorist had raped her, ejaculated on her back and then shot her in the head
and left her body there.
He thinks she was 13-14.
The raw footage
Israel showed journalists at private viewings
some of the killers' raw footage, that is not being released to the public.
"A father and two sons (roughly 7 & 9) running for their lives in their underwear into what appears to be a bomb shelter with an open entrance. A Hamas terrorist throws a hand grenade into shelter, killing the father, and badly injuring the two sons who run back into the house.
The two sons are screaming for their dad, saying they are gonna die. A Hamas terrorist casually and calmly takes a bottle of water from the family's fridge and drinks it as the two boys weep."
"Hamas terrorists enter a house, where a small girl is seen hiding under the table. After some talking back and forth they shoot and kill her as she hides under the table. Hard to say how old she is but looks like 7-9 years old."
"A man in his underpants & his two children, also in underpants, run screaming.
Hamas enter, they throw a grenade & kill the father. They take the 2 kids - covered with their father's blood - into a room.
"Daddy's dead," screams one. "It's not a prank. He's really dead."
"I wish I was dead, I wish I was dead." screams the child."
"The joy, the gleeful laughter, the depraved happiness over killing Jews.
The exclamations of celebration over death and pain.
The callousness, inhuman pleasure and amusement over slaughtering innocent lives.
The shameless brutality.
These are monsters."
Israelis killed on the streets and in their homes.
that this photo is from Sderot.
It was a group of pensioners on an organised trip to the Dead Sea.
Nightmare: Israeli woman and her children taken as captives into Gaza, 7 Oct 2023.
This is Shiri Bibas and her children
from Nir Oz.
Images from here.
See identification here.
See earlier photo.
In late November, there were reports that they were all killed in Gaza.
Noya Dan, a 12 year old girl, a Harry Potter fan.
It was thought she was
kidnapped into unimaginable hell by Hamas.
J.K. Rowling made a plea for her and the other hostages.
How Noya would have been amazed that
J.K. Rowling was pleading for her.
But sadly all that time she was dead, killed by Hamas, and it took nearly 2 weeks to find and identify her body.
"Itai and Antar, loving parents. ...
While her husband fought to keep the terrorists out of the house, Antar hid her twin babies in a press in the shelter. Itai and Antar were murdered, but the babies were found by the Israeli soldiers after 14 hours."
They machine-gunned babies and toddlers in their cots and in their beds.
"The terrorists who infiltrated the settlement of Bari entered the babies' rooms, a baby that cried - was shot on the spot. They dragged the children with their parents into the living room there, shot the babies in front of their parents and then murdered the parents one by one."
Two small Israeli children tried to hide in this closet in their home.
They were found by Hamas and shot on the spot.
where children hid in a closet and lived (though their parents died).
An 8-year-old and a 6-year-old hide alone for 14 hours in a closet. No food, no water, no parents.
Their parents were killed by the terrorists.
The monsters kidnapped their 3 year old sister.
The Western left has been an
apologist for evil
for many decades.
But after the Hamas massacre, the left really descended into the depths of hell.
I always wondered how the West would react in a new Holocaust.
Now I know.
Western leftists would ignore it, make excuses for it, or even cheer it on.
Stand up against it? Absolutely not.
The left is all about "punching Nazis" until we have actual genocidal Nazis killing Jewish families.
Then the left does not give a shit.
"Progressives" and the Hamas Pogrom: An A-Z Guide,
by Alan Johnson,
rounds up some of the sick, depraved responses to the massacre.
It was the greatest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, and the left did not give a shit.
Some even defended the massacre.
Much of the West was disgraced by the reaction. As Johnson says:
"Those who say that Jews in the West live among pogromists-in-waiting
and pogrom-apologists-in-waiting will feel vindicated."
Almost all Palestinians support the barbaric massacre.
Of course they do.
lays it out in black and white:
"Where .. are the large scale Palestinian protests demanding Hamas release the abducted hostages?
Where .. is the sole Palestinian protester standing in Times or Trafalgar Square with a sign that says "Not in My Name"?
Where is the one Palestinian intellectual who will write an op-ed expressing deep shame that acts of the greatest cruelty in human history were carried out in the name of "Free Palestine" and "From the River to the Sea"?"
Most Palestinians have no universal morals, no universal ethics, since they were not brought up with any.
They were brought up to believe in "the struggle", not in universal ethics.
They have no intellectual foundation on which to oppose war crimes against Jews.
How at this point can anyone be interested in the "grievances" of these sadistic killers?
It's like being interested in Hitler's "grievances".
The western left's final disgrace, in 2023.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
By 2022, everyone was looking for a better place to debate.
Twitter is saved, 2022:
bought Twitter and started to end the censorship.
It looks great so far.
Twitter seems to be saved.