The Jerusalem Post reports: “United States National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby indicated that Hamas held Israeli hostages could be victims of sexual abuse when speaking with reporters in Washington on Wednesday.
‘It is a sick truth of this particular group that they use sexual violence as a weapon and a tool,’ he said in repose to a question about the 138 hostages still held in Gaza, including 20 women and children.
‘Sadly I think it’s safe to assume that they are still using sexual violence as a weapon, but I can’t speak to specific instances,’ he said.
The Associated Press reported that a doctor who treated some of the 105 hostages released last week told its news organization that ‘at least 10 men and women among those freed were sexually assaulted or abused.’…”
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