An Israeli emergency worker has claimed he saw the remains of a baby who had been baked to death in an oven by Hamas terrorists at Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7.
Speaking in a video testimony, Asher Moskowitz of the United Hatzalah first responder group said he made the discovery on the fourth day of the war at a military base that had been set up as a centre for identifying those murdered by Hamas.
Moskowitz said the baby arrived in a small bag. Inside he saw the tiny body, burnt and swollen, bearing marks that he claimed to be able to identify as the result of the body having been pressed against a heating element.
“They took the baby and put it, literally, in a kitchen oven,” Moskowitz said, recounting the assessment of professional staff at the base.
“The body hardened and, unfortunately, appeared to have also swollen,” he said. “And really, the heating element of the oven was on the body itself.”
Here's the second half of Asher Moskowitz's video testimony. pic.twitter.com/o5ely6hORu— Ben Sales (@BenjaminSales) November 1, 2023
Hatzalah’s founder and president Eli Beer first made the horrific claim at an American political convention in Las Vegas.
“We saw a little baby in an oven,” Eli Beer, the founder and president of Hatzalah, said in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference on Saturday night.
In the days after the massacre, Israel invited foreign journalists to tour Kfar Aza and other communities hit by Hamas. Many wrote harrowing accounts about what they had seen.
Last week, it showed them 43 minutes of raw footage from October 7 to counter what a government spokesperson called “a Holocaust denial-like phenomenon evolving in real time.”
The IDF did not comment on Moskowitz's claim about the baby, however, and the JC was not able to independently verify it.