Babies beheaded, grandparents slain and families torn apart – the paunchy horror of ‘Israel’s 9/11’ was starting to emerge last night.
Hamas gunmen massacred 40 children in one farm settlement alone, their small bodies lying in their rooms riddled with bullets.
And as shellshocked survivors told their stories, one bereaved grandson, Shmuel Harel, told me: ‘They are the recent Nazis. This was a holocaust, pure and uncomplicated.’
He said his panicked 90-year-ragged grandmother’s last moments have been being dragged into her living room and shot twice in the head.
A sobbing Israeli woman said she had to hear in helpless horror as her 12-year-ragged autistic daughter was kidnapped while clinging desperately to her grandmother.
Israeli forces extracting dead bodies of Israeli residents from a destroyed house as fighting between Israeli troops and Islamist Hamas militants continues
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
Israeli troopers prepare to take away the bodies of their compatriots, killed during an attack by Hamas in Kfar Aza
An Israeli soldier carries a canine as they take state next to Kfar Aza kibbutz near the border with Gaza
Israeli troopers take away the body of a compatriot, killed during an attack by Hamas terrorists in Kfar Aza, on Tuesday
As vengeful Israel unleashes hell in military retaliation, disturbed survivors are gathering at refugee inns a safe distance from the front line – where they order.
Last night at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel on the Dead Sea, dozens have been sat in the lobby and coffee shop, some carrying photos of cherished ones butchered or kidnapped.
Galit Dan, Fifty three, told how her daughter Noya, 12, went off for a sleepover together with her grandmother Carmela, 80. As the sickening attack unfolded, Noya sent a harrowing scream message to her mother, whispering: ‘Mummy, I am scared. There are people in the house. Assist me.’
Her mother said: ‘These animals came for them. We have heard nothing from them and their bodies have no longer been found among the dead, so we imagine they have been taken. I am living every parent’s nightmare – every parent in the world will really feel our pain.’
Hamas terrorists beheaded babies and gunned down entire families in their properties in the Kfar Aza kibbutz, the Israeli military said. Our bodies there litter the streets among burnt-out properties, strewn furniture and torched cars.
Yesterday Israeli troopers going house to house removing the dead raged that innocents have been killed ‘no longer in war, no longer a battlefield, nevertheless in their beds’.
At nearby Kisufim kibbutz, a settlement of 375 peace-loving souls tending to avocado trees and herds of dairy cows, horror was unleashed at 6.20am on Saturday as the grenade-lobbing Hamas terrorists swept in.
Kibbutz resident Mr Harel, 33, told me: ‘They came to cancel, and to abuse, and to desecrate. They came to my grandmother’s house. She was 90.’ Jina Semiaitz, who had lived on the kibbutz since she was a young woman, had heard the shots and gone into her armoured shelter, nevertheless did no longer lock the door, he said.
Shmuel Harel (L) said his panicked 90-year-ragged grandmother’s (R) last moments have been being dragged into her living room and shot twice in the head
Shmuel Harel (L) survived along with kibbutz veteran Benny Hason (R) after Hamas terrorists swept in
The Leonardo Plaza where Kisufim Kibbutz residents have come for refuge. Last night dozens have been sat in the lobby and coffee shop, some carrying photos of cherished ones killed or kidnapped
Brimming with anger, her grandson said: ‘She was panicked and at a loss for phrases, and would no longer hear totally, and she did no longer realise what was going on.
‘She was the sweetest ragged lady, and they pulled her out of her shelter and dragged her to her living room.
‘They shot her twice in the head. A 90-year-ragged – what potential harm may she enact them? Then they went to her 71-year-ragged cousin, Ofer Ron, and shot him too in exactly the same way. These are the recent Nazis.’
The Hamas terrorists continued their ailing manhunt in the path of the communal farm. Mr Harel said: ‘An 80-year-ragged man was handcuffed behind his back.
‘They shoved him on to the back seat and kidnapped him in his personal car. We do no longer know what has happened to him or if he’s aloof alive.
‘There was a family – a mother, father and 15-year-ragged boy. They hid in their shelter. So the terrorists role hearth to their house.
A baby’s seat and kid’s robe is viewed covered in blood in the aftermath of a Hamas attack
Gunshots and blood stains are viewed on a door and walls of a house where civilians have been killed days earlier in an attack by Hamas on this kibbutz near the border with Gaza on Tuesday
Hamas terrorists beheaded babies and gunned down entire families in their properties in a small kibbutz in Israel, Israeli troopers have claimed
Outside the destroyed properties, the troopers told i24News correspondent Nicole Zedek (pictured) how they saw the bodies of babies next to their cots, their heads chopped off, in a signal of the depraved acts committed by the terrorists since they attacked Israel on Saturday
A survey of a house left in ruins after an attack by Hamas militants on this kibbutz days earlier when dozens of civilians have been killed near the border with Gaza on Tuesday
An aerial survey exhibits the bodies of victims of the Hamas attack on the Kfar Aza Kibbutz on Tuesday
An IDF Soldier covers his nose while walking past Hamas militants and Israeli civilians who have been killed days earlier in an attack by Hamas militants on the Kfar Aza Kibbutz on Tuesday
‘They torched it, ransacked it and took food from the fridge. The family burnt to death. Can you imagine the awe of their final moments together?
‘My pal saw the hearth and tried to assist nevertheless it was too ferocious. He managed to rescue the 80-year-ragged woman next door, in her wheelchair.’
Mr Harel, who’s a business consultant, said: ‘We continue to exist a kibbutz. It is peace-loving. Nonetheless these people behaved appreciate Nazis, appreciate Isis.
‘They killed and then they abused the bodies. We want the world to know what happened in Kisufim Kibbutz so it never happens anywhere ever again.’
At the Leonardo Plaza, Mr Harel and some 300 survivors from Kisufim – half a mile from the Gaza fence, and lying shut to the out of doors festival where a entire bunch have been massacred – huddle together in teams after being evacuated.
Flame and smoke upward push over Lebanon as viewed from Israel’s border with Lebanon in northern Israel
Colossal explosions illuminate the sky during retaliatory Israeli strikes on Gaza City on October 10, 2023
Palestinians watch others looking for injured in the rubble of a destroyed residential building following an Israeli airstrike
Israeli troopers patrol near burned properties after an attack by Palestinian militants on this kibbutz near border with Gaza
Israel said it recaptured Gaza border areas from Hamas as the war’s death toll passed 3,000 on October 10
Palestinians rescue a young girl from the rubble of a destroyed residential building following an Israeli airstrike
Palestinian electorate inspect damage to their properties caused by Israeli airstrikes on October 10
Smoke and flames upward push after Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. The Israel-Gaza war entered its fourth day on Tursday
A represent exhibits rockets fired from the Gaza City (R) being intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence missile machine (L)
Palestinians rescue a man from the rubble of a destroyed residential building following an Israeli airstrike
The Israeli govt is funding their stay in the hotel, which is extra weak to welcoming tourists visiting the Dead Sea, the nearby salt lake famous for its rejuvenating mud treatments.
Nothing appreciate that can assist. Across the hotel lobby where I am writing this, a grandmother sobs as a younger woman tenderly strokes her arm. A crew of parents are angrily swapping horror stories, jabbing the air with their fingers. Others suitable hug silently. Nonetheless all around, children are gleefully chasing each other apparently oblivious to the fury and drama.
And in a surreal juxtaposition, two clowns currently showed up in brightly coloured bobble hats to entertain the children, while a flautist is performing a calming melody. Each so often, locals arrive bearing cardboard containers of donated clothes and toys – filling the hotel’s restaurant.
Benny Hason, a 66-year-ragged veteran of the kibbutz, goes around consoling people table by table. He said: ‘They have been stalking out of doors our properties, shouting ‘Slaughter the Jews’ in Arabic and firing weapons and shotguns.
‘They have been throwing grenades into people’s properties. Most folks had acquired into their shelters and locked the doors – nevertheless the terrorists have been trying to blast start the doors with their bombs. No longer every person was lucky. Today our crew is smaller.’