A “beautiful woman with the face of an angel’’ was raped by eight to 10 Hamas terrorists in Israel on Oct. 7, while another tragic victim was beheaded with a shovel trying to defend herself, a stricken survivor says.
Yoni Saadon, a 39-year-old father of four, told the UK’s Sunday Times that he is still haunted by the horrific scenes he witnessed at the Nova Music festival, when the Palestinian fiends slaughtered at least 364 festival-goers, including the gang-raped woman, who begged to be killed.
“I saw this beautiful woman with the face of an angel and eight or 10 of the fighters beating and raping her,” recalled Saadon, a foundry shift manager. “She was screaming, ‘Stop it already! I’m going to die anyway from what you are doing, just kill me!’
“When they finished, they were laughing, and the last one shot her in the head,” he said.
Saadon said he witnessed the gruesome act after pulling over him the body of a slain woman who had also been shot in the head — and smearing her blood on himself so it looked like he, too, was dead.
“I will never forget her face,” he said. “Every night I wake to it and apologise to her, saying. ‘I’m sorry.’ “
Saadon said he eventually joined others who had fled the site and hid in trees and bushes.
That’s when he witnessed two more Hamas gunmen attack another young woman who was fighting back from being stripped, he said.
“They threw her to the ground, and one of the terrorists took a shovel and beheaded her,” Saadon told the UK outlet. “And her head rolled along the ground. I see that head, too.”
Saadon’s story is among the latest testimonies against Hamas accusing the terrorist group of orchestrating mass rapes during the Oct. 7 attack that left more than 1,200 dead in Israel.
Hamas has denied the allegations of sexual violence, although Israel Defense Forces sources claim that captured terrorists have said they were ordered to “dirty” or “whore” the women, according to the outlet.
While investigations into the alleged sex assaults were initially hampered by the lack of physical evidence, as rape kits were not used on the survivors and corpse recovered within the first 48 hours, authorities have begun to get a clearer picture of the horrors, including rapes, in recent weeks.
Israeli forensic teams who examined the bodies of the dead said they found multiple signs of rape, torture and other atrocities suffered by the victims. There also have been more than 1,500 heart-wrenching testimonials.
“We saw many women with bloody underwear, with broken bones, broken legs, broken pelvises,” said a volunteer worker at the Shura military morgue named Shari to the Washington Post.
Shari, a 60-year-old architect from Jerusalem, said the opening of body bags from the massacre scenes was beyond traumatic.
“They were all young women. Most in little clothing or shredded clothing and their bodies bloodied, particularly round their underwear, and some women shot many times in the face as if to mutilate them,” she said.
“Their faces were in anguish and often their fingers clenched as they died.
Officials noted that some of the bodies that arrived at Shura were so badly mutilated that it would be impossible to collect evidence of sexual assault.
Haim Outmezgine, a senior member of ZAKA rescue services, a volunteer group that has collected the bulk of the dead so they may be buried, said Hamas crimes were evident by the remains of the late Israelis.
“It was clear they were trying to spread as much horror as they could to kill, to burn alive, to rape — it seemed their mission was to rape as many as possible,” Outmezgine told the Times of the terrorists.
Along with the Israeli investigation into the rape claims, the United Nations — after nearly eight weeks of silence — has launched its own inquiry into the sexual violence Hamas is accused of committing.
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