The Hamas rapists

The Herald reports:

The Association of Rape Crisis Centres in Israel on Wednesday said it has found evidence of “systematic and intentional” rape and sexual abuse during the Hamas attack on October 7 that ignited the war in Gaza.

The report said the attacks were more widespread than earlier thought, taking place at a series of locations across southern Israel.

“In some cases, rape was conducted in front of an audience, such as partners, family or friends, to increase the pain and humiliation for all present,” it said.

Orit Sulitzeanu, the executive director of the association, said in many cases, the bodies of male and female victims, including their genitals, were severely mutilated.

An Associated Press investigation also found sexual assault was part of an atrocity-filled rampage by Palestinian militant group Hamas and others who killed about 1200 people, most of them civilians, and took around 250 hostages on October 7. Hamas has rejected allegations its gunmen committed sexual assault.

People who deny Hamas were responsible for mass rapes should be treated as having as much credibility as those who deny the Holocaust.

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