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Israel's president calls on worldwide neighborhood to sentence sexual violence in October 7 assault

The president of Isreal, Isaac Herzog, referred to as on the world this Tuesday to “strongly condemn and punish” the crimes of sexual violence by Hamas after the UN endorsed yesterday in a report that there’s a “reasonable basis” to consider that the Islamist group resorted to rape and sexual abuse within the October 7 assault and with the hostages. The report, by the UN particular consultant on sexual violence in battle, Pramila Patten, “justifies with clarity and moral integrity the systematic, premeditated and continuous sexual crimes committed by Hamas terrorists against Israeli women,” she said. President.

The report, introduced Monday on the U.N. in New York, says it has “clear and convincing information” that some hostages had been raped and believes “that such violence may be ongoing against those still held.” Accompanied by a delegation of specialists, Patten visited Israel and the West Bank for 2 and a half weeks in early February to collect info, and revealed the report a month later.

Last night time, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz criticized the group's late response to this problem, 5 months after the assault, “Hamas and its allies are trying to discredit the report, to escape this horrible shame. They will not succeed, since the testimonies are truly shocking,” President Herzog mentioned at the moment. The president has additionally referred to as for continued “tireless efforts” to return all hostages residence, as they’re “constantly under clear and present danger,” because the UN report has proven.

Despite the truth that the report endorses the Israeli model of Hamas' sexual violence, the Foreign Minister final night time referred to as his ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, for consultations to handle the “attempt to silence the serious UN report on the massive violations committed by Hamas.” “The Secretary General of the UN [António Guterres] “didn’t convene the Security Council in gentle of the report's conclusions to declare Hamas a terrorist group and impose sanctions on its supporters,” Katz added.

On October 7, Hamas carried out an assault towards Israel that sparked the struggle and included the launching of hundreds of rockets, in addition to the simultaneous infiltration of some 3,000 militiamen who massacred some 1,200 folks in cities close to the Strip and kidnapped one other 250, of which 100 are nonetheless alive within the Palestinian enclave. In nearly 5 months of struggle in Gaza, some 30,500 Gazans have died, 80% of them civilians, in line with the enclave's Ministry of Health, managed by Hamas. (Efe)