In a shocking attack by Hamas, Kfar Aza, a peaceful Israeli kibbutz, witnessed the brutal slaughter and beheading of 40 babies.

The world’s attention was drawn to the normally serene Israeli kibbutz of Kfar Aza, which became the miserable focal point of international headlines amid a backdrop of explosions and artillery fire. Foreign journalists, accompanied by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, witnessed the destruction left by Hamas terrorists’ barbaric attack.

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What is Kibbutz?

Israeli kibbutzes are a distinctive institution that have existed since the inception of the country. They are communal societies, often agricultural, in which members share resources and contribute for the greater good. As they helped to create the nation and give immigrants a place to live, kibbutzes have contributed significantly to Israeli society.

Kibbutzes have encountered difficulties most recently as Israel’s economy has shifted from agriculture to industry and services. However, many kibbutzes have adapted and continue to thrive. They continue to play a crucial role in Israeli culture and identity.

Kfar Aza’s peaceful lawns and one-story dwellings were in stark contrast to the tragic events that had occurred just days earlier. The terrorists ruthlessly massacred 40 newborns, some of whom were beheaded, in the aftermath of this attack as reported by an IDF commander.

General Itai Veruv, head of the IDF’s Depth Command, minced no words as he described the atrocity: “It’s not a war; it’s a massacre.” He emphasized the innocent victims – babies, mothers, fathers, all in their homes – ruthlessly killed by the terrorists.

Surprisingly, Israel permitted foreign journalists to observe this heinous event, demonstrating the country’s dedication to transparency and worldwide knowledge of the issue. Notably, there has been no organized visit of the killing sites for Israeli journalists, underlining Israel’s reliance on international opinion.

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Hamas has overrun the Gaza border, resulting in over 900 Israeli injuries and the kidnapping of over 100 people to Gaza. After 72 hours of intensive warfare in the kibbutz, the IDF had only recently recovered control of the border.

As Israel wrestled with the enormity of these atrocities, air force planes attacked the Gaza Strip, and hundreds of reservists prepared for a future ground invasion. Concurrently, the hunt for terrorists within Israel intensified, heightening tensions on the northern border.

Despite these challenges, the IDF remained determined to secure the safety of its citizens, even as the world watched in shock and horror at the gruesome events that unfolded in Kfar Aza.