Israel on Monday released security camera footage from October 7 that shows Hamas gunmen who entered Israel chasing people at an outdoor music festival, with one executing a woman at point blank range.
Israel is seeking to fend off international criticism for its response to Hamas’s rampage, which sparked a devastating war in Gaza. Despite growing calls for a ceasefire, Israel has said it will continue its campaign until Hamas is eradicated.
“This is a war between good and evil,” said a message shared on social media along with the video footage by an account linked to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
The video shows people fleeing Hamas gunmen as they tried to escape a festival near the border on October 7 that turned into a massacre.
At the end of the video, in the background, one of the women being pursued crouches on the ground, a shooter next to her. Moments later, the shooter raises his rifle and shoots the woman point-blank, who falls.
The video had no sound, but a cloud of dust rose from the ground when he pulled the trigger.
The woman has not been identified by name.
Reuters verified the location of the images, near Kibbutz Alumim, using the road layout, trees and a nearby building that matched satellite images of the area.
Pressure is mounting on Israel to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza, where the Hamas-led government says at least 13,300 people have been killed, including at least 5,600 children.
Israeli officials say they intend to remain focused on Hamas’s killing of some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and the capture of 240 others in the deadliest day in 75 years history of Israel.
Western governments and many citizens have shown strong support and sympathy for Israel following the Hamas attacks, but the Israeli response has also sparked anger.
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