The military on Tuesday published a recording of a Hamas terrorist who took part in the October 7 onslaught in southern Israel bragging to his parents of slaughtering Jews, as Israel continues to put out further details from the murderous assault earlier this month.
In the call, the man can be heard excitedly telling his parents that he is in Mefalsim, a kibbutz near the Gaza border, and that he alone killed 10 Jews.
“Look how many I killed with my own hands! Your son killed Jews!” he says, according to an English translation.
“Mom, your son is a hero,” he later adds.
His parents are heard praising him during the call. Identified by his father as Mahmoud, the terrorist says he is calling his family from the phone of a Jewish woman he’s just murdered, and implores them to check his WhatsApp messages for further documentation.
“I wish I was with you,” the mother says.
The audio was played earlier at the UN Security Council by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.
“Look how many I killed with my own hands! Your son killed Jews!”
Listen to a phone call of a Hamas terrorist calling home, bragging about how many people he massacred.
The whole world needs to hear this. pic.twitter.com/Xv0ykyxvrF
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 24, 2023
The release of the call came a day after Israel screened for 200 members of the foreign and local press some 43 minutes of harrowing scenes of murder, torture and decapitation from the Hamas onslaught on southern Israel earlier this month.
The footage was collected from call recordings, security cameras, Hamas terrorists’ body cameras, victim dashboard cameras, Hamas and victims’ social media accounts, and cellphone videos taken by terrorists, victims and first responders. Over 1,000 civilians were slaughtered by the terrorists, and at least 224 people were abducted.
The government said it had decided to show journalists part of its collected documentation in order to dispel what a spokesperson characterized as “a Holocaust-denial-like phenomenon happening in real-time,” as doubts have been raised around the world about some of the most horrific of Hamas’s atrocities.