Israel’s Shin Bet security service and Police force have jointly interrogated six Hamas terrorists from Gaza who participated in the destruction and mass murder of October 7, 2023.
Footage from the interrogation of six detainees from Gaza was released on Monday, revealing deeply disturbing details about the plans and motivations behind the attacks.
Each terrorist had a slightly different experience, but Israeli intelligence forces noted a number of common themes, according to The Jerusalem Post.
One of the most shocking revelations was the incentive structure in place for the terrorists.
According to one Hamas terrorist, “whoever brings a hostage back [to Gaza] gets $10,000 and an apartment.” This alarming disclosure suggests a premeditated and organized effort to kidnap civilians, with rewards offered as an added motivation.
The terrorists were given explicit instructions to target the most vulnerable members of society: the elderly, women, and children. This is a clear violation of international law and human rights.
The level of brutality described by the terrorists is almost unimaginable. They were ordered to “clean the houses” and abduct as many civilians as possible. This brutality extended even to shooting innocent pets. “Her dog came out, I shot him,” said one Hamas terrorist on video.
The terrorists admitted to taking selfies with a 15-year-old girl they had kidnapped. Furthermore, they reshot victims, even after they were deceased. “Her body was lying on the floor, I shot her. The commander yelled at me why am I wasting bullets on a corpse,” said one of the terrorists.
It was also found that the senior commanders of the military wing of Hamas (MP rank and above) stayed behind, protected their apartments, and remained in hiding, while they sent their men to fight, die, or be arrested in Israel, local news outlet i24News reported.