After international media failed to address the issue of violent crimes against women, some news outlets began to uncover the horrific nature of these crimes. Dr. Kochav Elkayam Levy, head of the civil committee for investigating crimes against women, spoke with CNN about the time it takes for these crimes to be exposed and the subsequent investigations into those who have been killed.
Jake Tapper, a senior presenter on the CNN network, questioned why the international community and UN have remained silent on this matter. Sherry, a volunteer in the military rabbinate, spoke about the graphic nature of the crimes and some of the horrors she witnessed.
Sen. Dodi Katz from Lahav Unit 433 briefed foreign reporters about the atrocities committed by Hamas against Israeli women and shared evidence that is currently being examined by Israeli police. Danish journalist Yotam Confino described his difficulties in reporting on this issue and the challenges of getting people to believe that these crimes have actually taken place.
However, not everyone has been supportive of efforts to bring attention to these crimes. The director of the Sexual Assault Center at the University of Alberta in northern Canada signed a pro-Palestinian letter of support, denying verification of rape during an October 7 surprise attack.