At least 40 babies, some beheaded, were found by Israel soldiers in Hamas attacked village.
Israel has vowed to “wipe out” Hamas following the murder of ‘babies and children’ in Kfar Aza.
Some of the babies were ‘burned alive’ and others were ‘beheaded’, in Kibbutz Kfar Aza according to Israeli Defence Forces.
According to local Israeli outlet i24News, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers moved into Kfar Aza, one of the communities Hamas terrorists invaded early Saturday morning, and discovered about 40 dead babies, some decapitated — highlighting the brutality of the invading forces.
“It’s not a war, it’s not a battlefield. You see the babies, the mother, the father, in their bedrooms, in their protection rooms, and how the terrorists killed them,” IDF Maj. Gen. Itai Veruv said, describing the scene, i24News reported.
“It’s a massacre.”
Local security is said to have fought Hamas gunmen for 17 hours before backup arrived, with members of the organization crossing the border from the Gaza Strip.
Following the attack, Israel has vowed to “wipe out” Hamas.
“We have heard of 40 young boys, some of them were burnt alive, some were beheaded, some were shot in the head,” Israel’s economics minister Nir Barkat said.
“All the militants, all the infrastructure, the people supporting Hamas. We will wipe them out,” he added.
A kibbutz is a type of settlement unique to Israel, a community that is traditionally based around agriculture.
It comes as the Israeli military announced it had found the bodies of 1,500 Hamas gunmen in Israel and around the Gaza Strip, three days after gunmen crossed the border, launching a series of attacks on the country.
Reuters has also reported that bodies of Hamas militants were found in residential buildings and on the streets, alongside those of Israeli residents.
Soldiers could be seen sweeping booby traps and hidden explosives on Tuesday, going from house to house in a bid to secure the area.
Kfar Aza is thought to be one of the hardest hit areas following Saturday’s attack by Hamas.
It comes as it was revealed Hamas members indiscriminately gunned down civilians, as well as taking control of a police station, during Saturday’s attack.
Meanwhile, the head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has asserted the group will not negotiate with Israel about the hostages until fighting ceases.
“We have informed all parties that contacted us regarding the enemy’s prisoners held by the resistance that this file will not be opened before the end of the battle,” he said.
Adding: “And it will only be at a price that the resistance will accept.”