Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly criticized the United Nations, global human rights groups, and women's rights organizations for their apparent silence regarding the heinous acts of rape and sexual assault inflicted upon Israeli women during the Hamas attack in Southern Israel on October 7.
During a press conference held late on Tuesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu questioned whether the aforementioned organizations chose to remain silent due to the victims being Jewish women. He expressed his dismay over the lack of response and urged human rights and women's rights organizations, as well as the United Nations, to break their silence on the matter.
Netanyahu revealed that he had heard distressing accounts of women held hostage in Gaza enduring abuse. The press conference, he mentioned, was prompted by the harrowing experiences these hostages faced during their captivity under Hamas.
"I call upon all civilized leaders, governments, and nations to condemn these atrocities committed against Israeli women," Netanyahu emphasized.
The Israeli Prime Minister also provided an update on the military situation, stating that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were making progress in southern Gaza. He warned that Hamas would face increased firepower in the days ahead.
(With Agency Inputs)