VIDEO: Julia Hartley Brewer's emotional attack on Hamas atrocity 'deniers'

Tuesday 23 January 2024

TalkTV's Julia Hartley Brewer has strongly attacked people who continue to deny atrocities committed by Hamas during its invasion of Israel on October 7.

It comes as 21 Israeli soldiers died in one of the deadliest days of fighting for the IDF in Gaza, and after Julia held an emotional interview with three families of hostages still held by Hamas after 109 days.

"There are people online who are still denying this," she said. "The evidence is so widespread, it's so clear that Hamas terrorists in their thousands went into Israel and raped, mutilated, tortured, murdered and took hostages.

"The thought of my daughter or anyone being held by these people is terrifying. There's been this idea that because we've seen hostages smiling at their captives when they've been released that they must have been well treated.

"It's quite clear a lot of these people were very badly tortured, beaten, raped and sexually assaulted.

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"That doesn't mean I don't care desperately about the lives of those who have been killed by Israeli rockets. But those rockets would stop and would not have started if it weren't for the attacks by Hamas."

Spiked Editor Tom Slater added: "For people to downplay the atrocities by suggesting Hamas have actually been quite kind to the hostages, and to suggest there's a moral equivalence with Palestinians imprisoned in Israel who threw petrol bombs at soldiers, is grotesque; but it's something we've become accustomed to."

Julia spoke with Eli Albag, whose eighteen-year-old daughter Liri was kidnapped near the Israeli border, Ziv Abud, whose boyfriend Eliah was kidnapped at the Nova Party, and Liran Berman, whose brothers Ziv and Gali were taken to Gaza after being snatched from their home in southern Israel.

While remembering her boyfriend, Ms Abud issued a stark warning for Europe.

"I was with Eliah at the party," she said. "We have been together seven years. He is a very happy person. Now they took our lives.

"My nephew was also murdered at this party. A lot of children were murdered on October 7. Hamas came to our houses, music festivals and kibbutzim to murder, burn and rape a lot of people. This is what the world needs to know.

"We are the first step but Europe, you are the next step. We have borders, you don't have borders."

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