Hamas gunmen ‘cheered with joy while shooting civilians’ in previously unseen clip of massacre

Some of the footage was taken from body worn cameras of dead Hamas fighters.

Hamas gunmen ‘cheered with joy while shooting civilians’ in previously unseen clip of massacre
A screengrab from body cameras worn by Hamas fighters (Picture: IDF)
A screengrab from body cameras worn by Hamas fighters (Picture: IDF)

‘Daddy is dead, this is not a prank,’ a boy can be heard telling his brother in unseen before footage of Hamas’ onslaught on southern Israel on October 7.

Israel’s Defence Forces (IDF) released a 43-minute compilation of the massacre to show the extent of the militant’s group’s atrocities – but most of it is too graphic to be shown to the public.

A screening was held for journalists yesterday at a military base on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.

They were shown raw footage from retrieved body cameras worn by the gunmen as they raided kibbutz after kibbutz.

Clips from CCTV and dashboard cameras and victims’ mobile show the hours-long terror.

One traumatic sequence showed a dad rushing his two young boys into an above ground shelter, seconds before attackers threw a grenade in.

The dad was killed, while his sons were injured and left in a state of utter distress, the BBC reported.

After the two boys staggered back into their home screaming, a Hamas gunman calmly entered and looked through the fridge in front of them, pausing to take a drink before walking out again.

One of the boys cried to his brother: ‘Daddy is dead, this is not a prank,’ and then repeated ‘Why am I alive?’

His brother was apparently blinded by the grenade. A military spokesperson at the screening was unable to say whether they survived.

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