Palestinian Islamic Jihad Operative Confesses He Raped ‘Terrified’ Israeli Woman During Oct 7 Attacks

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A terrorist affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad told Israeli investigators that he raped a “terrified” Israeli woman on October 7. The confession came during his detention and the footage of his confession where he says he raped a “terrified” Israeli woman on October 7 was released by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on social media.

“I laid her down, started undressing her…I raped her,” the IDF quoted him as saying.

He also admits to shooting several civilians and throwing a grenade at the kibbutz during the course of the October 7 attacks.

“At first when I entered there was no one, then I entered a room and someone was there and was scared of me. She told me to help her, I took her and threw her on the couch. The devil took over me and I laid her down and started undressing her and did what I did. I raped her,” he tells the investigator.

He said two other men from the terror group and took the victim and her mother away.

The video appears weeks after a specialist UN team said there was “convincing information” that some hostages taken by Hamas in its attack on Israel have faced sexual violence in the form of rape and torture but Hamas has rejected the allegations.

The UN says there is “reasonable grounds to believe” sexual violence, including gang rape, took place when Hamas attacked on October 7. The team also said it had proof that the abuse was continuing. Hamas dismissed the UN report as “baseless and only aimed at demonising the Palestinian resistance” and said it did not direct any violence or abuse against female captives.

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Meanwhile, human rights groups have questioned the credibility of the video. Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir said ‘the interrogations could have involved the use of torture or other forms of ill-treatment’.

“Human Rights Watch does not rely on, nor consider credible, accounts recorded in videos of interrogations of detained Palestinians they say participated in the 7 October assault,” Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir, was quoted as saying by the Middle East Eye.

(with inputs from the Evening Standard)

Shankhyaneel SarkarShankhyaneel Sarkar is a senior subeditor at News18. He covers international aff…Read More

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

first published: March 30, 2024, 09:01 IST



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