Netanyahu tours scenes of Hamas assault for first time

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (l) speaks to IDF officers at one of the communities hit by the deadly Hamas assault, on October 14, 2023 (Avi Ohayon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (l) speaks to IDF officers at one of the communities hit by the deadly Hamas assault, on October 14, 2023 (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has toured Kibbutz Be’eri and Kibbutz Kfar Azza, two of the worst hit Gaza border communities in last week’s bloody Hamas onslaught, his office announces once he has left the area.

A short statement says Netanyahu “walked between the ruins of the houses where these terrible massacres took place.”

The prime minister was briefed by IDF officers currently there, including from the head of the paratrooper battalion.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (l) speaks to IDF officers at one of the communities hit by the deadly Hamas assault, on October 14, 2023 (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

This visit was Netanyahu’s first to the scene, more than a week after the massacres that saw more than 1,300 Israelis killed, most of them civilians, as waves of Hamas terrorists breached the border.

Netanyahu has come under increasing criticism for not coming to the scene, attending funerals or visiting the wounded.

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