Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum almost broke down in tears Monday as she described a horrific video of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel.
MacCallum, along with other members of the media, received an invitation by the Israeli consulate to view “unfiltered” footage of the brutal attack on Israel carried out by the terrorist group Hamas. The attack has left over 1,400 dead in the Jewish state, including at least 30 U.S. citizens, and has sparked a war between Israel and Hamas.
“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 and Mike Tobin, 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.”
MacCallum appeared to become choked up as she told the story of two boys likely around the ages of 10 and eight who lost their father after a grenade hit their home. Hamas terrorists then entered the home and forced the two children into the kitchen, MacCallum said. (RELATED: Martha MacCallum Confronts John Kirby Over Biden Admin Calling Early Lid Amid War In Israel)
“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 just 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.”
The video included a segment of a Hamas terrorist allegedly calling his parents to celebrate that he killed Jewish people, MacCallum said.
“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.”
MacCallum argued that while the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Israel’s counteroffensive is also horrific, the bloodshed wouldn’t have occurred if it were not for Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have reported the slaughter of at least 40 Israeli babies at the hands of Hamas terrorists, some of whom were allegedly killed by decapitation. Other Israelis have been burned alive, taken hostage and raped.