EU Hits Hamas With Sanctions Over Sexual Violence In October 7 Attack

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The European Union has imposed sanctions on the armed wings of Hamas, citing their involvement in “widespread sexual and gender-based violence” during the October 7 attacks against Israel. According to reports, Hamas terrorists committed these acts systematically, using sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Documented abuses include the rape and subsequent murder of female minors, mutilation of corpses, genital mutilation, and the targeted abduction of women and girls.

Evidence supporting these claims includes substantial documentation from investigations by the UN, human rights groups, and the Israeli government.
Authorities have collected over 1,500 testimonies from survivors, first responders, and other witnesses detailing the atrocities.

Sources

  1. Times of Israel: EU Sanctions Armed Wings of Hamas, Islamic Jihad for Sexual Violence on Oct 7
  2. Diakonia IHL: 2023 Hostilities in Gaza and Israel – Factual Account of Events

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