Last Updated: November 21, 2023, 07:33 IST
Israel has released security camera footage from the October 7 Hamas attack, which shows a gunman who crossed into the Gaza border chasing people from an outdoor music festival, with one seen executing a woman at point-blank range.
“This is a war between good and evil,” said a post shared on social media with the video footage by an account linked to Israel’s Foreign Ministry. The video shows people running from Hamas gunmen as they tried to escape a festival near the border that turned into a massacre.
Viewer discretion:A young Israeli woman begs for her life. A moment later she is shot at point blank range.
New footage from October 7th shows Hamas terrorists executing Israelis who tried to escape from the Nova music festival.
This is a war between good and evil. pic.twitter.com/QPoBjTCDuT
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) November 20, 2023
At the end of the video, one of the women being chased squats on the ground, a gunman next to her. Moments later, the gunman raises his rifle and fires from close range at the woman, who falls over. The video, which is without audio, shows a cloud of dust rising from the ground as the gunman pulls the trigger.
Reuters verified the the location of the footage, near Kibbutz Alumim, by the road layout, trees and a nearby building matched the satellite imagery of the area. This comes as pressure is mounting on Israel to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza, where the Hamas-run government says at least 13,300 people have been killed. Israel is seeking to fend off international criticism for its response to the Hamas rampage, which sparked a devastating war in Gaza.
Despite mounting calls for a ceasefire, Israel has said it will push on with its campaign until Hamas is eliminated. Israeli officials say they are intent on keeping focus on the killing by Hamas of some 1,200 people and the capture of 240 others during the deadliest day in the country’s 75-year-old history.
(With agency inputs)