Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum was on the verge of tears Monday as she described “horrifying” images of the attack by Hamas fighters against Israel earlier this month that included the butchering of Israeli civilians.
The Israeli consulate invited MacCallum and other media representatives to view “unfiltered” footage of Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel, which left some 1,400 Israelis and more than 30 Americans dead.
“Everyone has seen some of these images online. But the unfiltered video is absolutely it’s so horrific, it’s hard to put into words, and we’ve had our reporters, Trey Yingst and Mike Tobin, who have also watched it and had a similar feeling,” MacCallum said on “America’s Newsroom.”
“But, you know, there is obviously so much blood, so many charred bodies; it’s very difficult, obviously, to watch this.”
She went on to recount the story of two boys, ages 10 and 8, who lost their father to a grenade explosion, appearing to tear up. She said Hamas terrorists broke into their home and took the boys to the kitchen after their father was killed.
“These boys are screaming, and… one of them says, ‘I want my mother,’ and then he says, ‘Why am I alive?’ It’s a very I will never forget these two boys. I can’t imagine,” MacCallum said with tears visible in her eyes. “So, beyond the blood and the horror, is the emotion of—I don’t know if they survived—but of the survivors.”
“And the other thing that haunts, will haunt anyone who hears or sees it, are the phone calls,” she continued. “There is a Hamas terrorist who calls his parents, and they have a recording of it because it was on a phone that, I think, was left there or belonged to one of the victims, and he says, ‘Mom and dad, you will be so proud of me. I’m a hero. I killed 10 Jews with my own hands.’ And his parents are cheering and saying that they wish they were with him.
“It is horrifying, and I think that the reason, obviously, that they are showing it to people is that they don’t want this part of the story to be forgotten, and it is important to remember what the spark was,” she added.