The international war correspondent who first revealed Hamas’ beheading of Israeli children stood by her reporting Wednesday while recalling some of the atrocities she saw with her “own eyes” as doubts arose on social media.
i24News reporter Nicole Zedeck slammed people who questioned her reporting that 40 babies and young children were slaughtered — with some decapitated — at a kibbutz near the Gaza border on Tuesday.
“I witnessed some of those scenes with my own eyes as we were walking through this community that may be a quarter of a mile from the Gaza border, the atrocities that were still left behind, children, cribs, baby cribs overturned on their side, splattered with blood,” she said on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,”
“Horrible, horrible images.”
She called the bloodshed witnessed by Israeli soldiers an “apocalyptic scene.”
“There are no words to describe what they’ve seen,” Zedeck said. “Babies’ heads cut off. That’s what they encountered when they came there.
“So as horrible as it is and I wish that it wasn’t true. And I see how those images and those words are hard to comprehend because it’s hard to comprehend how anyone could commit such heinous, heinous crimes. But that’s exactly what happened in just one of the kibbutz communities.”
“You know, it’s sickening, really, that people are asking, ‘Where are the babies? Why aren’t you showing the babies?’” she shot back. “Is that something that anyone would want to see the first thing with their own eyes? Because after the graphic images that I saw of just children’s beds covered in blood I don’t think I would be able to stomach those atrocities as well.”
She credited Israeli soldiers who had to carry the children’s bodies into ambulances and conveyed the brutality of the killings.
“I could never imagine something like that happening so I could never speak those words if no one had spoken them to me because I didn’t know that was a possibility for someone to witness with their own eyes,” she said.
“I didn’t know anyone was capable of committing something like that so that’s the only way I could report it by speaking to these soldiers, these commanders, who witnessed it firsthand.”
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