Women, children and the elderly “brutally butchered” in southern Israel, IDF says

Hamas militants carried out a “massacre” in Kfar Aza in southern Israel during their attacks over the weekend, in which women, children, toddlers and the elderly were “brutally butchered in an ISIS way of action,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told CNN Tuesday.

The IDF said it cannot confirm the number of people killed there and would not go into details how the people were killed.

“We are aware of the heinous acts Hamas is capable of,” it added.

The IDF was responding to a report by the news outlet i24 that some of its troops who arrived at Kfar Aza found terrible atrocities had been committed against the victims.

Earlier today, an Israeli general described to CNN the moment the military found bodies in the Kfar Aza kibbutz: “I’ve never seen anything like this in my career, never in 40 years of service this something I never imagined,” he said.