Sickening new photos of the aftermath of the Kibbutz Beeri massacre have revealed that Israeli civilians were killed in their rooms during the Beeri massacre, in the first days of the surprise Hamas attack.
Almost all of the photos, provided to MailOnline by the Israeli embassy in London, were too graphic to share publicly and showed several dead bodies strewn across a small room in a community of around 1,000 people near the Gaza border .
The photos are among the clearest depictions of what exactly happened in the kibbutz, a symbolically important community created in 1946 as part of a strategic plan to help the state resist a possible Egyptian invasion.
Dozens of bullet holes are visible on the facade of a two-story house in this isolated community, which was one of the first to be attacked by Hamas around 7 a.m., with mounds of rubble scattered in front.
In the bedroom of a house, three corpses were left to rot by Hamas fighters, who killed at least 100 people in the community on Saturday.
A woman lies face down in her own blood in a single bed in a cramped room, blood staining her blonde hair and the wall behind her, which has at least six bullet holes.
Most of the photos sent to MailOnline by the Israeli embassy in London were too graphic to be published.
Community homes largely decimated by Hamas terrorists
Cars were abandoned in the middle of the road in Beeri, a few kilometers from the border with Gaza.
Next to her, a dark-haired man slipped awkwardly into a gap between the bed and a wall.
His black clothes, which resemble pajamas, are still sticky with his blood, which has pooled in a dark red mass on the floor below him.
His body already appears to be decomposing, as his face is blackened, while boils are visible on both his arms.
Pieces of flesh are missing from his right arm and hand.
A third gray-haired man, lying a few feet from the others on the ground, wears jeans and a black t-shirt.
He is seen lying next to a half-filled bag, as well as a small red-handled knife.
A screenshot of a video, verified by CNN, reveals the chilling moment Hamas butchers arrived at Kibbutz Be’eri, where they murdered at least 100 people.
Baby seat and child’s dress covered in blood following Hamas attack
Gunshots and bloodstains are visible on a door and on the walls of a house where civilians were killed days earlier in a Hamas attack on this kibbutz near the border with Gaza on Tuesday.
Nearby, a picture frame filled with several photos of what appear to be kibbutz members can be seen atop a bedside table.
Another photo shows a dead civilian, who also appears to be wearing pajamas, lying on the ground, covered in what appears to be dirt.
His eyes are still open and looking directly at the camera lens that captured the image, while his shorts appear soaked with urine.
Behind the blackened body is a dresser painted in pastel colors, with several images of teddy bears adorning the front, while next to it is a baby rocker.
Outside, several cars have been flattened, while the bodies of people in everyday clothes can be seen lying in uncomfortable positions.
The more than 100 bodies found on the kibbutz were evacuated by the Zaka search and rescue group, which warned the death toll could rise further.
Hamas terrorists gunned down entire families in their homes on a small kibbutz in Israel, Israeli soldiers said.
One survivor, Haim Jelin, told local media that Hamas fighters were “walking around Beeri like they owned the place.”
“They shot indiscriminately, kidnapped everyone they could, burned down people’s houses to force them to escape through the window, where the terrorists would be waiting,” he added.
A woman named Miri Gad Mesika told local media that she and her husband were choking from thick smoke and gas fumes as they tried to hide.
“We soaked our towels with water and covered our faces, while my husband Eli held the shelter door closed as hard as he could while the terrorists tried to break in,” she declared.
“Moments before jumping from the second floor, we assessed the fire situation, monitored the terrorists and decided to jump.
“We fled to our neighbors across the street and saw our house catch fire before it was completely burned down. I have no idea how we survived.
Gaza is holding its breath today as Israel assembles troops and tanks on the border in preparation for an expected invasion of the enclave in retaliation for Saturday’s brutal assault by the Hamas terror group.
Israeli airstrikes destroyed entire neighborhoods on Wednesday and hospitals in the Gaza Strip struggled to treat the wounded with dwindling medical supplies.
The Israeli siege and bombardment, however, did not deter Hamas, which today continued to respond with its artillery, hitting a children’s development center in the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
Meanwhile, Gaza’s two million residents lost electricity when the enclave’s only power plant ran out of fuel and was shut down, energy officials said, deepening the crisis to inside the 140 square mile territory currently under siege by Israeli forces.
“The only power plant in the Gaza Strip stopped working at 2 p.m.,” the head of the authority said in a statement, after warning that it was running out of fuel.
The war has left at least 2,200 dead on both sides and will only intensify from this point on. Humanitarian groups have called for creating corridors for aid delivery ahead of Israel’s likely attack.
As fears grew inside the enclave of an imminent attack, an Israeli defense official promised that Gaza would become a “tent city” with all buildings razed.
In the early hours, Israeli forces carried out 250 airstrikes in just one hour in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip in revenge for Hamas terrorist attacks.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Jonathan Conricus said they were sending “infantry, armored personnel, artillery corps,” as well as 300,000 reservists “near the Gaza Strip.” Gaza to carry out the mission entrusted to us by the Israeli government.”
Conricus added: “This is about ensuring that Hamas, at the end of this war, will not have the military capabilities to threaten or kill Israeli civilians. »