At Kibbutz Be’eri, Hamas Slaughtered Over 100, Kidnapped Dozens, and Executed At Least Four Captives
I visited the Kibbutz in 2015. The Washington Post has verified that at least four of the people taken captive were killed by Hamas, but far more including a large number of children, are now captive in Gaza.
There are so many atrocities committed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, it’s hard to document them all. We’ve touched on some of them in our daily updates, and also these posts:
- Hamas Surprise Attack and Infiltration, Terrorists Massacring Civilians and Taking Hostages Back To Gazas
- Updates: Over 200 Israelis Killed, Bodies Paraded To Cheering ‘Civilians’ in Gaza, Dozens Abducted
- Death Toll in Israel From Hamas Murder, Torture, Kidnapping, and Rape Attack Passes 700, Over 2000 Wounded (Updates)
- Hamas Savagery Worse Than ISIS – Reports of Mass Rapes, Abusing and Beheading Bodies of Israeli Soldiers
Here’s another atrocity we haven’t posted before:
Another dashcam footage from shows the true face of Palestinian terrorism. #Hamas terrorists killed a group of #Israeli civilians including women & children who were in a bomb shelter. They threw a grenade at them. One civilian who fled the shelter was shot & killed by the… pic.twitter.com/I80jcg8F3y
— Babak Taghvaee – The Crisis Watch (@BabakTaghvaee1) October 9, 2023
Hamas regularly went far beyond killing people, and deliberately tried to humiliate and torture people with rape, execution of loved ones, killing and kidnapping children and the elderly, and parading victims through the streets of Gaza through depraved crowds who beat and defiled the bodies.
Hamas gave Gaza what Gazans wanted and enjoyed. They are not enjoying it now that Israel is retaliating. To use a popular phrase, Gaza f-d around, and is finding out.
All of these crimes strike at the heart, but some bring back memories of places I visited. In 2015 my wife and I traveled to Israel, focusing on the borders and security issues, which I documented at Legal Insurrection.
We made a trip to the north, to Moshav Avivim. That Moshav was hit by Hezbollah rockets today in a relatively-minor flare up at the Lebanese border. We’ll see if the north turns into a major second front.
We also visited the Gaza border towns, including Sderot. We visited the town security center, and were given a tour by the security chief.
Sderot was captured for a time by Hamas, the police force wiped out, and the security building taken over. In order to flush out the terrorists, Israel had to destroy the building.
We also visited Kibbutz Be’eri, 4 kilometers (less than 3 miles) from the border. The Israeli government made a major effort to reinforce buildings and build “safe rooms” in each house. In this photo, you can see how a children’s classroom has had a superstructure built over it; it is less obvious, but the walls also are reinforced and the windows changed.
It seemed that in Sderot and Kibbutz Be’eri, the main perceived threat was rockets. But it wasn’t just rockets that came on October 7, 2023.
Kibbutz Be’eri was the scene of one of the worst massacres by Hamas. Over 100 bodies have been recovered, and an unknown but substantial number of children and parents were kidnapped and taken to Gaza. The attack is documented in security camera and body camera footage that has been recovered.
Here is when the terrorists entered the Kibbutz:
CCTV footage from Saturday 7 October 2023 shows how the massacre of Israelis began in Be'eri kibbutz (village) in south of #Israel. These six #Hamas terrorists riding three motorcycles massacred 100 Israelis in this village before fleeing back to #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/uY2PJDv6RA
— Babak Taghvaee – The Crisis Watch (@BabakTaghvaee1) October 9, 2023
Exclusive footage from the attack in Kibbutz Be'eri, where over 100 Israelis tragically lost their lives.
In this video, you can witness the chilling moments when Hamas terrorists approached the main gate of the kibbutz. After their initial attempt to breach the gate failed,… pic.twitter.com/dlvGnh2YGb
— Sacha Roytman (@SachaRoytman) October 10, 2023
Here they are going door to door in Nazi-like fashion hunting for Jews:
Scenes that stop the heart. Heavily armed Hamas terrorists are going door to door in Kibbutz Be'eri looking for Israelis.pic.twitter.com/PRq1n0vudH
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) October 7, 2023
They even looted the dead bodies:
Hamas Fighters looting dead bodies, vehicles at Kibbutz Be'eri, the site of the worst Hamas assault so far. The footage below is delivered to us from the Kibbutz security cameras. Via South First Responders pic.twitter.com/GMASbaFRJa
— Jed the Zionist 🇨🇦🇮🇱 #EndJewHatred (@Glory2G_d) October 9, 2023
This appears to be someone affiliated with the terrorists sent to report “live” from the scene. Hamas is very media savvy, and took extensive footage of their atrocities to please their supporters and taunt Israel:
Live broadcast from Kibbutz Beeri in southern Israel, captured by Islamist militants. pic.twitter.com/zN2hRp2Hpv
— yalnız kurt (@MApodogan) October 7, 2023
Here are more scenes of the carnage and aftermath:
More than 100 bodies of Israelis executed by Hamas found today in Kibbutz Be’eri. Men, women and children.
Click follow, please pic.twitter.com/nRs6qkBHPe
— Real Life Footage (@RealLifeFootage) October 9, 2023
108 bodies discovered in Kibbutz Be’eri: women, children, entire families. That’s not liberation, it’s not justice, it’s Nazi style barbarism. pic.twitter.com/8mM7t2aTnz
— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר امیلی شریدر (@emilykschrader) October 9, 2023
Our guys have reached Kibbutz Alumim, near Kibbutz Be'eri. At this Kibbutz the community guard managed to kill a number of Hamas terrorists and prevent them from reaching main living areas. pic.twitter.com/wEkavL8x9H
— First Responders Isreal (@isreal_first01) October 9, 2023
And the heartbreaking stories of kidnappings and killings:
Danny Fuchs, a 70-year-old member of Kibbutz Beeri: “They went from house to house. They went into the bomb shelters and either kidnapped people or killed them. Sometimes they killed everyone. Sometimes they took the children and killed the parents, or the other way around.”
— Mike (@Doranimated) October 9, 2023
Yarden, a physio, with her husband & their daughter.
They were kidnapped from home in Beeri. When they saw they are taken towards Gaza they bravely jumped out of the car with terrorists chasing them. They were separated. Alon and Gefen got to safety. Yarden is missing. 😢 pic.twitter.com/r5hKBgVrhQ
— nirit rotem ⚫️ (@nirit_rotem) October 9, 2023
“My father said they’re in trouble and that they love us.”
On Saturday morning, Hamas terrorists stormed Kibbutz Be’eri and captured 10 of Shaked Haran’s family members. Among them were her parents, her sister, her sister’s children: a 12-year-old, an 8-year-old, and a… pic.twitter.com/ZukCX3dfWZ
— The Free Press (@TheFP) October 9, 2023
Shaked Haran, a resident of Kibbutz Beeri near the Gaza border, urgently wants to share her traumatic story with the world.
Over the past three days, she has endured a nightmare. On Saturday morning, 11 of her family members, including her parents, sister, and three young… pic.twitter.com/naxaAKuOBt
— Sacha Roytman (@SachaRoytman) October 9, 2023
22-year-old Amit, a paramedic at Kibbutz Beeri, was hiding for 6 hours in a kitchen with bodies and wounded people. Last her family heard from her she said that she they shot her legs, killed everyone, and she told her family she loved them. She’s been missing since.
— Yael Bar tur (@yaelbt) October 8, 2023
My friend Vivian Silver— a leader in @ALLMEP for two decades, and a driving force with members like @WomenWagePeace & @AJEECNISPED among many others— is missing from Kibbutz Beeri. If you pray, please pray for her. She is one of a kind, and has dedicated her life to 🇮🇱 🇵🇸 peace pic.twitter.com/c9h3QnnX2b
— John Lyndon (@JohnLyndon_) October 8, 2023
They even killed a dog for the fun of it. (Note: I’ve seen various accounts of whether this was at Kibbutz Be’eri or another Kibbutz.)
Hamas entering an Israeli village, gunning down a dog, stealing orange juice(???), and setting the house on fire. pic.twitter.com/7oGwzMXUXY
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) October 10, 2023
Hamas killed at least four of the hostages, The Washington Post is reporting:
At least four Israelis taken hostage by Hamas during their unprecedented incursion into Israel on Saturday were killed soon after being taken captive, according to videos reviewed by The Washington Post. Graphic video shared on Telegram on Oct. 8, and verified by The Post, shows multiple bodies in the street in Be’eri, a kibbutz in southern Israel, just yards from where Hamas militants were filmed walking with several civilians who appear to be those same hostages.
Initial video of the hostages, which was filmed roughly an hour and a half after the attack began, was among the first pieces of visual evidence showing Hamas militants taking Israeli civilians captive.
In the video, the civilians appear to have their hands tied behind their backs and are being led by men in military clothing carrying AR-style weapons down a residential street. Some walk barefoot. Black smoke billows in the distance. The person filming shouts toward the group as they approach an intersection that is guarded by a gate, leading out of Be’eri toward Gaza.
At least four bodies are visible near that gate, in a second graphic video shared on Telegram on Oct. 8, which was independently verified by The Post and first geolocated by Rollo Collins and Benjamin den Braber of the Center for Information Resilience. The Post was not able to immediately verify exactly when this video was filmed, though burned cars and smoke are visible in both videos.
The videos are extremely disturbing, and contain graphic material showing corpses.
Washington Post analysis of Hamas videos shows they killed four hostages shortly after taking them captive on Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/oqcoqRY1gE
— Gabriel Noronha (@GLNoronha) October 9, 2023
Israel is now bombing Gaza in retaliation, and it looks like there will be a ground invasion. The goal is to destroy the terrorist groups in a way, as the Israeli Defense Minister said, that will be remembered for 50 years.
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