President Biden said Wednesday that he has seen “confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children” in southern Israel — following initial reports that up to 40 babies were butchered over the weekend in homes near the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
“I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children. I never thought I’d ever — anyway,” Biden, 80, told leaders of Jewish groups at the White House.
NOW – Biden: "I never really thought that I would see, have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children." pic.twitter.com/hgqGJo0Xqt
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 11, 2023
The sickening reports emerged Tuesday as the Israeli military offered journalists tours of areas ravaged by Hamas’ Saturday morning surprise attack, which left more than 1,200 civilians and Israeli troops dead and about 150 believed abducted — with at least 22 Americans dead and 17 others still unaccounted for.
The journalist who broke the story in the meantime made a totally different claim about actually seeing the photos!
I just wanted to clarify that I did not tweet 40 babies had been beheaded. I tweeted that foreign media had been told women and children had been decapitated but we had not been shown bodies – which was my response to reports which had gone viral about the 40 babies. I realised… pic.twitter.com/RMYBSJ8BhL
— Bel Trew (@Beltrew) October 11, 2023
Screenshoot in case she decides to delete her Tweets again:
🔥🚨BREAKING: Journalist who claimed 40 babies in Israel had their head decapitated by Hamas has retracted their claim. ISD also verified that they don’t know about this allegation. pic.twitter.com/YkvUTZidKU
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) October 11, 2023
A senior White House national security aide told reporters immediately following the event that he had not seen the images to which Biden was referring.
A different White House official directed The Post to comments by Tal Heinrich, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who told CNN Wednesday that babies and toddlers were found “decapitated” in the community of Kfar Aza.
In Kfar Aza, a kibbutz in southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces told CNN that militants carried out a “massacre” in which women, children, toddlers and elderly were “brutally butchered in an ISIS way of action.”
Less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) away, the farming community Be’eri was among the worst-hit, with more than 100 bodies recovered and eyewitnesses describing assailants going door to door, breaking into homes and executing civilians.
In addition, at least 260 bodies were recovered at the site of the Nova festival, held on rural farmland in southern Israel.
Did Biden saw those pictures is hard to tell but the killing children is not justified in any way!
I watched the video she indeed said that she was being told by soldiers and at no point did we see it. She did not say it happened but, for a moment, based on what we did see that did happen, would it have been difficult to assume babies were decapitated? No. And as she confirmed, toddlers were killed. So please no one try and say it’s less bad for anyone reason.
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