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Israel’s military has discovered unspeakable horrors in an Israeli community that was attacked by Hamas on Saturday, including dozens of dead babies, some with of their heads chopped off, Israeli media reported.
According to local Israeli outlet i24News, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers moved into Kfar Aza, the one of the communities Hamas terrorists invaded early Saturday morning, and discovered about 40 dead babies, some decapitated — highlighting the brutality of the invading forces.
IDF were removing the bodies of victims found in the area when they found the childrens’ remains. Israeli soldiers are attempting to use bones to identify the victims, according to the report.
“It’s not a war, it’s not a battlefield. You see the babies, the mother, the father, in their bedrooms, in their protection rooms, and how the terrorists killed them,” IDF Major General Itai Veruv said, describing the scene, i24News reported.
“It’s a massacre.”
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Israeli soldiers remove the body of a compatriot, killed during an attack by the Palestinian militants, in Kfar Aza, south of Israel bordering Gaza Strip, on Oct. 10, 2023. Israel pounded Hamas targets in Gaza on Oct. 10 and said the bodies of 1,500 Islamist militants were found in southern towns recaptured by the army in grueling battles near the Palestinian enclave. (JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
On Saturday morning, Hamas-led forces poured over the Israel-Gaza border while residents were still sleeping, dragging residents into the streets, taking some hostage, while beheading and killing others. Over 700 Israelis, including men, women, children, and the elderly, were indiscriminately killed in one day — the largest terror attack in a single day in Israel’s history.
The Israeli army allowed members of the media into Kibbutz Kfar Aza, which is located less than a quarter of a mile away from the Gaza border.
In the city, residents were murdered, and their bodies left lying in the streets. Cars were completely burned, and the devastation was extended to buildings, some of which were abandoned and destroyed.
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According to i24News, the destructive visuals were met with what was described as “the smell of death.”
The once vibrant community is now unrecognizable by Saturday’s brutal and swift attack.
Cars and a stroller left behind at the scene of a rocket attack from Gaza on the weekend are pictured on a main road near the entrance of the Israeli kibbutz of Kfar Aza on the border with the Gaza Strip on Oct. 10, 2023. (THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)
The outlet described the level of barbarity they witnessed as what the Allied forces must have experienced walking into Nazi-controlled forces during World War II.
“Many soldiers were called up for reserve service, and could be seen actively consoling each other after what they had to witness. They arrived expecting the worst, but the scenes are beyond anything that one could imagine. Some soldiers say they found babies with their heads cut off, entire families gunned down in their beds. About 40 babies and young children have been taken out on gurneys — so far,” i24News reported.
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The outlet added, “The atrocities that were committed with guns, grenades, knives, all targeting innocent civilians in their homes. We can see soccer nets on lawns, a sign of the bucolic life that once existed here. Doors are wide open, strollers left behind, sidewalks destroyed by artillery. There are charred houses, as terrorists burned down houses to drive the civilians sheltering inside to come out.”
According to the report, 200 victims were found in the city.
Israeli soldiers inspect the damage caused by rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli kibbutz of Kfar Aza on the border with the Palestinian territory, on Oct. 10, 2023. (JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
IDF soldiers have secured control over Israeli towns and villages but remain vigilant to stop any terrorists that continue operating in the area.
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While the fighting has left Kfar Aza, fighting between Israel and Hamas can still be heard from its streets. The sound of artillery and rocket fire can also be heard in the background.
Israel has amassed tanks and forces near the Gaza border as a ground invasion is expected. Israel continues to launch a major airstrike on Gaza.