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UN finally says Israeli women were raped by Hamas terrorists on October 7
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UN finally says Israeli women were raped by Hamas terrorists on October 7

A report published by the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict indicated that the international body had "reasonable grounds" to believe that Hamas terrorists raped Israeli women on October 7, according to the Associated Press.

The international body also suggested that Hamas used "sexualized torture" and other cruel treatment of women during its surprise attack against the Jewish state. The development comes after Hamas defenders have insisted that the rapes never happened. The report went on to note that in some of the horrific incidents, the Israeli victims were raped just before being killed. And in other cases, Hamas terrorists raped women after they killed them.

However, Israel has expressed discontent with the international body for not overtly condemning Hamas' horrific acts or even holding a special hearing in the Security Council about the actions taken by the terrorist group. Israel Katz, the Jewish state's foreign minister, has accused the U.N. of downplaying the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7. Consequently, he has ordered the nation's special representative, Ambassador Gilad Erdan, to return home for "consultations."

Katz took to X following the U.N.'s findings, writing, "The latest @UN report starkly details Hamas's atrocities on October 7th, including mass murders, rapes, and systematic sexual offenses. Yet, silence from the Chairman. It's time for action, @antonioguterres. Hamas must be globally recognized as a terrorist entity, its supporting nations labeled as terrorism sponsors. @UNRWA's removal from Gaza is imperative, and the immediate release of hostages must be prioritized."

He continued, "I have ordered our ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan to return to Israel for immediate consultations regarding the attempt to silence the serious U.N. report on the mass rapes committed by Hamas and its aides on October 7th."

"Despite the authority granted to him, the U.N. Secretary General did not order the convening of the Security Council in view of the findings or declare Hamas a terrorist organization and impose sanctions on its supporters."

"It took the U.N. five months to finally acknowledge the shocking sex crimes committed during the Hamas terror attack on Oct.7," Erdan said in a statement. "Today, with the release of the report on the sexual abuse that Israeli female hostages are enduring, the shame of the U.N. is on clear display. The U.N. has not held even one discussion on the topic. Not even one meeting."

The report in question was compiled by Pramila Patten, the special representative of the secretary-general, who went to Israel with a team of experts last month to investigate.

Fox News Digital reported that in a statement to the media, she said the mission "found clear and convincing information that sexual violence, including rape, sexualized torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment has been committed against hostages."

Patten went on to say that there were "reasonable grounds to believe that such violence may be ongoing against those still held in captivity."

Gal Gadot — best known for her role in "Wonder Woman" — was born in Israel and has insisted Hamas be held responsible for the rapes and sexual torture of Israeli women on October 7.

She posted to Instagram in late 2023, writing, "We claim we stand against rape, violence against women. We will not let women be victimized and then silenced. We say we believe women. Stand with women. Speak out for women."

“On October 7th, the world witnessed Hamas carrying out its violent plans in real time. Within hours of the October 7th attack, the first blood-chilling video emerged of Shani Louk being paraded naked and defiled by her proud assailants,” Gadot wrote, referring to Shani Louk, the German-Israeli tattoo artist who was kidnapped by Hamas.

The actress continued, "Yet two months later women are still hostage to these rapists and the world has failed to call this situation what it is: an urgent emergency that demands a decisive response."

"This is our moment as women and allies of women to act. I am beseeching all those who have done so much for women’s rights globally — from the UN, to the human rights community, to please join in the demand that Hamas release every single woman hostage immediately — not after the next round of international mediation, not after another day. These women cannot survive another moment of this horror."

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