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A First: Hamas rape victim goes public with her ordeal

Raped in a child’s bedroom – For the 1st time ever, an Israeli female held captive by Hamas has publicly accused her captors of rape.

By David Rosenberg, Earth Israel Information

An Israeli girl taken hostage on Oct 7th and held in captivity in the Gaza Strip has accused her former captors of rape, marking the first time an Israeli hostage has absent on document stating they had been sexually assaulted while held by Gaza terrorists.

Amit Soussana, a 40-yr-previous legal professional, was kidnapped from her home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza during the Hamas invasion of Oct 7th.

At the conclusion of the truce amongst Hamas and Israel in late November, Soussana was produced as aspect of the hostage offer, which integrated the freeing of hundreds of jailed Arab terrorists.

On Tuesday, The New York Periods uncovered testimony specified by Soussana, confirming that she had been raped even though in captivity in the Gaza Strip.

During the invasion by itself on October 7th, Soussana was brutally crushed throughout he abduction, she recalled, with at the very least 10 adult males dragging her off to the Gaza Strip.

Safety digital camera footage from her abduction demonstrates Soussana staying dragged off, while wrapped in a white fabric, by a team of gentlemen.

Her abductors tried to subdue her and have her into Gaza on a bicycle, but in the long run dragged her as a result of open fields after binding her palms and toes.

Soussana arrived in the Gaza Strip with significant injuries, which include significant bleeding, fractures to her ideal eye socket, cheek, nose, and knee.

Soussana instructed the Occasions, all through 8 hours of interviews in mid-March, that in the course of her captivity she had been chained to a mattress in a child’s bedroom – a person adorned with visuals of the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.

Her guard, who identified himself by his initial identify, Muhammad, would frequently sexually harass Soussana, lifting up her shirt, touching her physique, and asking when her interval would be about.

Muhammad usually requested her about her sex lifetime, and would enter the bed room she was held in although putting on only his underwear.

On the working day of the sexual assault, Oct 24th, two and a half months following she was kidnapped, Muhammad unchained Soussana, allowing her bathtub.

Soon after her tub, nonetheless, Muhammad entered the bathroom and pointed a pistol at her, placing Soussana twice, striping her of her towel, and groping her.

“He sat me on the edge of the tub. And I shut my legs. And I resisted. And he stored punching me and place his gun in my deal with.”

Muhammad then dragged Soussana back again to the bedroom in which she experienced been held captive and raped her at gunpoint.

“He came in direction of me and shoved the gun at my forehead,” Soussana claimed.

“Then he, with the gun pointed at me, pressured me to commit a sexual act on him.”

Whilst the Periods did not disclose facts of the rape by itself, the short article confirmed that Soussana’s description of activities and her captivity matched individuals specified to social staff just after she was freed.

Following the rape, Soussana claims Muhammad expressed guilt around the attack, indicating “I’m bad, I’m bad, be sure to really don’t notify Israel.”

Soon following the story’s publication Tuesday, Israeli President Isaac Herzog introduced a statement calling for worldwide condemnation of sex crimes by Gaza terrorists.

“Amit Soussana speaks for all all those who are not able to converse. She speaks for all the victims of Hamas’ despicable sexual crimes and abuse. She speaks for all ladies just about everywhere.

“The whole planet has the moral obligation to stand with Amit – and all the victims – in condemning Hamas’s brutal terror, and in demanding the fast return of all the hostages.”

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