Israeli police are investigating sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas as part of the October 7 attack. Meanwhile, many cases of sexual violence also came to light, under which the Israeli Police is using forensic evidence to document, the testimony of video witnesses, and interrogation of suspects. According to witnesses, women and girls caught in the violence were sexually assaulted.
Police in Israel are looking into allegations of sexual assault committed by Hamas. On October 7, Israel was unexpectedly attacked by Hamas. Many civilians perished and were kidnapped during this time.
Concurrently, numerous incidents of sexual assault surfaced, which the Israeli Police are currently documenting through the use of forensic evidence, videos, witness statements, and questioning of suspects. Witnesses claimed that girls and women who were victims of the violence were sexually assaulted. He was also killed and subjected to physical torture.
The Israeli police have gathered over 60,000 videos.
Authorities have gathered more than 60,000 video clips and more than 1,000 statements connected to the attacks, according to Police Superintendent Dudy Katz. The testimonies of those who claimed to have witnessed women being raped are also included. He said that it was unclear whether any rape victims survived and that investigators lacked direct testimony.
In towns and farms close to Gaza on October 7, about 1,200 Israelis lost their lives and numerous others were injured. Terrorists from Hamas took over 240 hostages at the same time. Although prosecution may result from the investigation, according to Police Commissioner Shabtai Yaakov, the main goal at this time is documentation.
Whatever has happened to them.
Kochav Elkayim-Levi, a human rights law expert at Hebrew University, has formed a citizens’ commission with colleagues to document evidence of atrocities.
Elkayim-Levy said, “We will never know what happened to him.” We are aware that the majority of the women who were sexually assaulted and raped also ended up dead. He cited a UN statement that made no mention of sexual violence, issued just one week after the terrorist attacks. Regarding the UN, he declared, “This silence is far worse than the insult to Israeli women and our children and people.”