Israeli Security Forces interrogations of imprisoned Hamas members show that the terrorists who attacked outposts, cities and towns in southern Israel on October 7 received clear and unambiguous instructions to killing and kidnapping civilians, including the elderly. , Women and children. – “The instructions were to kidnap old women and children,” revealed one of the terrorists, explaining in an interrogation that the purpose of the mission was to “clean houses and kidnap many prisoner as much as possible.” “We caught a girl. 15 years old, we took a selfie with her,” said another terrorist.
The brutality of the terrorists culminated in the killing of the victims’ dogs. “His body is lying on the ground, I shot him. The commander shouted at me, he said I was wasting bullets on a dead body,” explained one terrorist before adding that “we are done, then we burned 2 houses.”
Hamas members are financially incentivized to kidnap Israeli citizens in the operation and take them to safety in the Gaza Strip. “Whoever kidnaps a hostage and takes him to Gaza will receive a reward of $10,000 and an apartment,” said one of the detainees.
On the other hand, the top commanders of Hamas’ military wing (ranked as company commander and above) remain, sheltering in safe houses and hiding, while they send their men to fight, die or be captured in Israel.
In the investigations of the Israeli forces, all the terrorists provided detailed information about the morning of the attack and the massacre in the South and also provided valuable information that was and will be used to attack targets in the Gaza Strip during in the ongoing military operation.