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Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum was so moved by a video showing the horrific terrorist attack in Israel on October 7 that she was on the verge of tears as she described it on Monday.
The Israeli consulate invited MacCallum and other media representatives to view “unfiltered” footage of Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel. Over 1,400 people, including at least 30 Americans, have been killed as a result of the attack, which has also 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 Mike Tobin, who 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.”
As MacCallum recounted the story of two boys, ages 10 and 8, who lost their father when a grenade exploded in their house, she appeared to become emotional. According to MacCallum, terrorists from Hamas broke into the house and herded the two kids into the kitchen.
“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.”
“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 the bloodshed wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7. This is despite the fact that the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Israel’s counteroffensive are also horrific.
According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Hamas terrorists killed at least 40 Israeli infants, including by decapitation. Numerous Israelis have been the victims of sexual assault, kidnapping, and fire deaths.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating has been falling for months now, and it took yet another hit—among Democrat voters, no less—over his support for Israel following a brutal, deadly surprise attack on the Jewish state by the Hamas terrorist organization earlier this month.
According to Axios, citing a new Gallup survey, Biden’s approval rating fell 11 points in a single month among Democrats, falling to a record low of 75 percent, and that is largely due to his support for Israel.
“Biden is at risk of alienating members of his own party with his unequivocal support for Israel, which has carried out a weeks-long bombardment and total siege of Gaza in response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attacks,” Axios reported.
While Biden’s steadfast support for Israel, his trip there, and his request that Congress provide $14 billion in aid for the country won him plaudits from Israel supporters, four new national surveys found that it didn’t translate into a net gain in political support at home, Axios reported.
Biden’s approval in the October Gallup poll dropped four points to equal a record low of 37%, which was primarily due to his decline among Democrats and a four-point decline among independents (35%). His approval among Republicans remained steady at 5%,” the outlet continued.
“Joe Biden has single-handedly alienated almost every Arab American and Muslim American voter in Michigan,” Democratic state Rep. Alabas Farhat told NBC News last week.
“The Biden administration and Democrats as a whole are going to have to do a lot of work to rebuild some level of trust with my community,” Farhat added. “It’s never too late to do the right thing.”