A disturbing handwritten note found discovered on a Hamas terrorist’s body detailed horrific instructions on what to do to Israeli victims, Israel’s military said.
The note reportedly encouraged the jihadists to decapitate heads and remove the hearts and livers of their captured victims.
Israel Defense Forces spokesman Brig. An aide showed Gen. Daniel Hagari the note for the first time during a CBC interview.
The note reads in Arabic:
“You must sharpen the blades of your swords and be pure in your intentions before Allah.”
“Know that the enemy is a disease that has no cure except beheading and removing the hearts and livers. Attack them!”
A note found on the body of a Hamas-ISIS terrorist: "You must sharpen the blades of your swords and be pure in your intentions before Allah. Know that the enemy is a disease that has no cure except beheading and uprooting their hearts and livers. Attack them!".— יוסף חדאד – Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) October 25, 2023
This proves that… pic.twitter.com/dimCH3n2SW
The New York Post reported:
The orders came from Hamas leadership, which declared the religious importance of killing Jews and provided inspiration from historical Muslim leaders who massacred men, sold women and children into slavery, and looted cities.
Hagari reacted to the note by stressing the need to vanquish the terror group.
“The Oct. 7 massacre is something that I haven’t seen through my life,” he told CBS News.
“This is a war. We have to fight.”
“There is only one goal: Defeat Hamas. Kill the leaders of terror and bring our people home.”
Asked what his message was to the people who wrote the note, he said:
“We have only one country. It’s Israel. It’s our democracy, it’s our country.”
“We’re not going anywhere. We’re going to fight for our country, and we’re going to use all the means we can.”
More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, mostly civilians who died in the initial rampage, according to Israeli officials.
On Wednesday, the IDF raised the number of remaining hostages in Gaza to 222 people, including foreigners believed captured by Hamas during the incursion.
Four Israeli hostages have been released as the IDF remains poised to begin its expected ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Concerns are mounting that Hezbollah could fully enter the conflict, with growing speculation that the Iran-backed and well-armed Shia paramilitary group is ready to attack northern Israel when the ground assault is launched on the Gaza Strip.
US warships and at least one carrier are also in the region as part of “support” operations.
Last week, the head of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, warned that American support for Israel could “make other actors intervene.”
“Our strategy towards the Zionist entity never changes: the removal of the Zionist entity,” Iranian Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier-General Abolfazl Shekarchi said in 2021.
“Israel must be eliminated.