Israel told ‘filthy lies’ about Hamas rapes, Roger Waters tells Piers Morgan

The 80-year-old Pink Floyd front man insisted there was ‘no evidence’ that victims had been subjected to rape


In an explosive interview with Piers Morgan, alleged antisemite Roger Waters said Israel has told “filthy and disgusting lies” about women being raped by Hamas.

The 80-year-old Pink Floyd front man suddenly started talking to himself after he was challenged by Morgan on his denial.

He said to himself: “Roger, Roger calm down. Don't sink to his level, alright I won't. Stop shouting. Stop shouting back. Let him interrupt you as much as he wants.”

A report from the UN finding evidence that Hamas’s October 7 terror attack on Israel involved rape and sexual violence including against dead women.

Speaking on the Talk TV show on Tuesday, Waters said: “I'm not saying a part of the Palestinian resistance movement didn't cross that wire fence. I am not saying that didn't happen at all.

“What I am saying is, there is all this talk about ‘does Israel have a right to defend itself’ – why didn't Israel defend itself that morning?

“Why did they wait seven hours before they started machine-gunning everyone?”

The musician said there should be an “actual” and “real” investigation into October 7.

He said: “Beyond the very good Al-Jazeera documentary that we all saw that came out.

“And all the great work that the Grayzone did in debunking all the filthy degusting lies that the Israeli's told after October 7 about burning babies and women being raped.”

Morgan said there was evidence that women were raped on October 7, the 80-year-old shouted: “No they weren't.”

He then added: “Well there was no evidence. You can say anything that you want but there is no evidence.”

A report by the UN representative Pramila Patten, released in March detailed two incidents from witnesses involving the rape of women's corpses.

Other evidence of rape as feature of October 7 can be found in a report published by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel, in February.

The report, which was sent to decision-makers in the United Nations, authored by Dr. Carmit Keller-Halamish and Nega Berger, analysed public and confidential testimonies about the sexual violence, eyewitness accounts and interviews with victims and first responders.

It found that during Hamas’s October 7 massacre, Israeli women and girls were brutally raped while their friends, family members and partners were forced to watch on in horror, powerless to intervene.

Waters also alleged that Israel attacked its own civilians on October 7, describing it as a “cast-iron” fact.

He said: “All those piles of cars, they were destroyed by Apache missiles from helicopters, Hamas didn't have helicopters.”

Waters refused to label Hamas as a terrorist organisation, and argued that Palestinians had a right to fight the “oppressor”.

He said: “The people fighting on behalf of Palestine liberation have a legal and moral have a right to fight back against the oppressor

“If someone invades your country, kicks all the people out of their home, steals everything and is stealing all your land and occupies all your land for 75 years you have an absolute right to armed resistance.”

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