Around fifty senators attended the screening, from most political groups
The film showing the massacres committed by Hamas commandos on October 7 in Israel was screened Tuesday in the Senate, on the 46th day of the war, after a first screening in the National Assembly last week. This 52-minute film compiled by Israeli authorities from images taken by fighters of the Palestinian terrorist movement was screened in a Senate room.
Around fifty senators went to the screening, from most political groups, noted an AFP journalist. They were asked to leave their phones at the entrance to the room. “All senators” are invited, Les Républicains senator Roger Karoutchi, president of the France-Israel friendship group in the upper house and the initiative for this broadcast, had clarified in recent days. “It’s important to show it, to know how all this could have happened,” he explained. A similar screening took place on November 14 at the National Assembly for members of the France-Israel friendship group of the lower house, which aroused the emotion of parliamentarians as they left.
The film shows images of civilians being hunted down, killed at close range, the corpses of tortured adults and children lying in the thickets, but also babies with blurred faces in body bags. It also shows terrorists from the Islamist movement glorying in their actions. “You come out badly. These are acts of pure barbarity,” assured Mr. Karoutchi, who saw some extracts.
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