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UN team says rape, gang rape likely occurred during Hamas attack on Israel

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2024
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A team of United Nations experts reported on Monday that there were "reasonable grounds to believe" sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, occurred at several locations during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas militants.

The team - led by U.N. special envoy for sexual violence in conflict Pramila Patten - visited Israel between Jan. 29 and Feb. 14 on a mission intended to gather, analyze and verify information on sexual violence linked to the Oct. 7 attacks.

"Credible circumstantial information, which may be indicative of some forms...

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