The Kfar Aza Massacre
Hamas terrorists slaughtered men, women and children as they went from town to town during their surprise attack on Israel on October 7. Kfar Aza, one of the attacked communities, suffered perhaps the worst of the violence.
The scene was so horrifying that Israel Defense Forces (idf) spokesmen have opted not to disclose many of the details. idf Maj. Gen. Itai Veruv witnessed the savagery firsthand and said he had never seen anything like it in his 40-year career.
I saw hundreds of terrorists in full armor, full gear, with all the equipment and all the ability to make a massacre, go from apartment to apartment, from room to room and kill babies, mothers, fathers in their bedrooms.
—Maj. Gen. Itai Veruv
Many civilians tried to hide from the approximately 70 terrorists who attacked their community. Some bodies were found in defensive positions. The Hamas terrorists not only killed those in their way—they sought people out to kill.
21-year-old Shir Mathias, told her family’s story to Channel 4 News:
As soon as the red alerts started, they ran into the safe room. And they heard at some point glass breaking, and then they heard people walking in their house, and they heard them outside of the safe room speaking in Arabic. And my dad said they put a mattress in front of the door, and my mom told my brother to hide between the bed and the wall. And then there was a big explosion, and my brother said he heard my dad saying that he lost his arm. And they started shooting everywhere. And my mom died on him [Shir’s brother]. She died protecting him, and she told him everything will be alright. And he was alone for so many hours, and he was wounded and nobody could help him.
Eyal Avriel of the idf said citizens “had no chance to survive.”
Women were raped. Families were gunned down in their beds. At least 40 babies were killed—some beheaded. Unexploded grenades on the ground show these terrorists used every means to kill these unarmed civilians.
After securing the Kfar Aza community, the idf went from house to house, removing the corpses. The idf says the number killed exceeds 100.
Is there hope? What allows people to inflict such horrors on their fellow man? Is there any hope for a world in which atrocities seem to be more and more common? The Bible answers both questions.
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry uses Scripture to show not only why man murders his fellow man but also where all this violence and destruction is leading—to the most glorious utopia imaginable.
To learn the cause and result of today’s evils, read Mr. Flurry’s article “World Leaders Who No Longer Have a Human Mind.”