In a shocking interview with BBC, top Hamas official Ghazi Hamad stormed out after being questioned about the terrorist group's heinous war crimes against Israeli citizens earlier this month. The October 7 massacre saw more than 1,400 people killed and hundreds more kidnapped, including Holocaust survivors.
The interview, conducted by BBC's Middle East correspondent Hugo Bachega, took place on Thursday and focused on the atrocities committed by Hamas during their attack on Israeli civilians. Bachega pressed Hamad on the widespread reports of civilians being targeted and the gruesome nature of the crimes committed.
However, Hamad continued to deny any intentional targeting of civilians and claimed that the clashes and confrontations with Israeli forces were the primary reason for the high number of civilian casualties. Bachega refuted this, stating that the evidence suggests otherwise. "You invaded houses," Bachega asserted, to which Hamad replied, "There was no command to kill any civilians."
As the interview continued, Bachega pressed Hamad on how the killings of civilians as they slept and the targeting of families could be justified. At this point, Hamad abruptly ripped off his microphone, threw it aside, and declared that the interview was over. "I want to stop this interview," he said.
The evidence against Hamas, however, is overwhelming. In addition to the reports of beheadings, rape, and burning of infants alive, a captured Hamas terrorist admitted to these heinous crimes during interrogations. When asked about the desecration of dead bodies, the terrorist responded, "Yes."
These war crimes have drawn comparisons to the actions of the terrorist group ISIS, garnering outrage and condemnation from the international community. The targeting of innocent civilians and the atrocities committed against them have been met with widespread condemnation, with many calling for those responsible to be held accountable for their actions.
The United Nations has also condemned the actions of Hamas, stating that the intentional targeting of civilians is a violation of international law and a grave humanitarian concern. The UN has called for an independent investigation into the October 7 massacre and for those responsible to be brought to justice.
The BBC interview with Hamad sheds light on the brutality of Hamas and the need for justice for the victims of their attacks. Despite attempts to deny responsibility, the evidence speaks for itself. As the international community calls for accountability, it is clear that the actions of Hamas cannot go unpunished.