Hamas burned baby in oven, beheaded children, says Israeli first responder recounting horrors

'We didn’t know which head belongs to which kid'

A man checks the interior of a house damaged in the October 7 attack by Palestinian Hamas terrorists on kibbutz Beeri near the border with Gaza, on October 14, 2023. Thousands of people, both Israeli and Palestinians have died since October 7, 2023, after Hamas militants massacred Israeli civilians in a surprise attack leading Israel to declare war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip enclave on October 8. | THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images

In their Oct. 7 massacre of civilians in Israel, Hamas terrorists burned a baby alive in an oven, said first responder Eli Beer, whose accounts of the horrors he discovered were met with mockery and jokes on social media. 

Beer is a paramedic and the founder of the medical volunteer organization United Hatzalah, which has been treating victims in southern Israel since the Israel-Hamas war began following the terrorist group’s massacre. Hamas’ assault resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 people, the majority of them civilians.

During a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual Leaders Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, Beer said he saw children of Holocaust survivors murdered in a Holocaust in Israel, revealing that he was driven to tears by the savagery he witnessed. 

The paramedic said he saw a dead baby that had been burned inside an oven by Hamas. He also described seeing a woman who was four months pregnant when Hamas severed her stomach to rip her baby out of her womb and then stabbed the child before killing the woman in front of her family. 

“These are not regular enemies,” he said about Hamas. “These are not regular situations. I saw little kids who were beheaded. We didn’t know which head belongs to which kid.” 

These accounts were mocked on social media. 

After New York Sun reporter Dovid Efune shared in an X post what Beer said about the baby found dead in an oven, Gaza-based professor Refaat Alareer mocked the murder by asking, “With or without baking powder?” in a reply tweet.

In a follow-up X post on Monday, Alareer wrote, “New Zionist propaganda just dropped,” in reference to Beer’s testimony. 

“Hamas put l’il Jews in ovens,” the professor wrote. “What’s next?! Hamas ate the Jews?!” 

Alareer lauded on social media that his work was published by The New York Times in 2021 in a guest essay titled “My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’” That same year, the outlet profiled Alareer, portraying him as someone who “rages” against Israel online but shares the works of their poets in class. 

The NY Times updated its coverage of the professor a month later after watching a 2019 video of Alareer calling a poem by the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai “horrible” and “dangerous” for presenting Israel as “innocent.” 

The professor claimed that his “ultimate goal” is to showcase the parallels between Palestinians and Jews. He also accused Israel of using it as “a tool of colonialism and oppression.”

Following Hamas’ attacks in Israel, multiple reports have surfaced detailing the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists against Israeli civilians. Earlier this month, Israeli security agencies released footage of the interrogations of seven Hamas terrorists following the Oct. 7 attacks. 

In one of the videos, a Hamas militant captured during an assault on Kibbutz Alumim said their orders were to enter each home and kill everyone, including the women and children. He also said he was granted permission to rape a girl’s corpse.

Another terrorist said they were each promised $10,000 and an apartment as a reward for taking hostages back to Gaza. During the attack against Israel, Hamas abducted around 230 people. 

As The Times of Israel reported last week, the Israeli government showed around 43 minutes of footage of Hamas’ assault against Israel for 200 members of the foreign press. One set of videos showed Hamas terrorists dressed in IDF uniforms stopping cars and shooting the passengers inside, while another showed a terrorist attempting to decapitate a man writhing on the ground.

Israel’s government also presented U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken with images of children and civilians killed by Hamas when he visited Tel Aviv shortly after the attack. Speaking with the press at a Jerusalem hotel, Blinken described the images as “depravity in the worst imaginable way.” 

"It's hard to find the right words,” he said. “It's beyond what anyone would ever want to imagine, much less actually see and, God forbid, experience.” 

“A baby, an infant, riddled with bullets. Soldiers beheaded. Young people burned alive in their cars or in their hideaway rooms."

Samantha Kamman is a reporter for The Christian Post. She can be reached at: Follow her on Twitter: @Samantha_Kamman

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