Shari says the atrocities committed by Hamas are ‘worse than the Holocaust’
She and her team spend 12 hours a day cleaning mutilated corpses
Her team has helped identify 800 bodies so far
A volunteer who works in a military base morgue cleaning the bodies of mutilated Israeli soldiers before they are buried says the brutality of Hamas’ massacre of innocents is ‘worse than the Holocaust.’
Shari has the grim task of pulling mutilated corpses from the body bags that are lined up on stretchers at the morgue of the Shura military base near Tel Aviv before preparing them as best she can for funerals.
The architect and mother-of-four told MailOnline: ‘I heard stories about Auschwitz as a child growing up in New Jersey. But what I have seen here with my own eyes is worse than the Holocaust.’
Shari, who doesn’t want to give her surname to protect her family’s safety, works with the Israeli Defence Force’s Rabbinate corps who formally identify whatever is left of the remains recovered after their military have been murdered by Hamas gunmen – to allow their families to bury them as quickly as possible as is the Jewish custom.
Still wearing the scrubs from another long and gruelling shift preparing the dead for funerals, she told MailOnline: ‘We wash the bodies and prepare them for burial. We try to bring them dignity in death.
Shari (pictured) said she took on the grisly role to spare younger people of the task of cleaning body parts
Shari and her team spent 12 hours a day cleaning body parts delivered to them by ambulances
She said of Hamas’ attacks: ‘What these barbarians did to these people is beyond words’
Almost two weeks on from the surprise attack on October 7, ambulances continue to arrive bearing body bags which contain the remains of both civilians and soldiers
Hamas’ surprise attack on Israeli citizens and soldiers on October 7 left thousands dead
‘But what these barbarians did to these people is beyond words.
‘There is evidence of mass rape of so brutal that they broke their victims’ pelvis – women, grandmothers, children.
‘I volunteered to prepare the bodies of murdered women to give them the respect they deserve.
‘I am a mother from New Jersey. I moved to Israel 20 years ago. I’m a normal person.
‘I never expected to be confronted by what I have seen.
‘People whose heads have been cut off. Women standing in their night dresses woken up and shot. Faces blasted off. Heads smashed and their brains spilling out.
‘A baby was cut out of a pregnant woman and beheaded and then the mother was beheaded.
Shari and her team help to identify the people whose corpses and body parts turn up to their makeshift facility
The team’s work in cleaning and identifying bodies allows grieving families to perform burial rites as soon as possible
Bodies are stored in large refrigerated containers until someone can examine them
Last night, the team were given another 73 bodies to look at and identify
‘Women and children burned to charcoal. Bodies murdered with their hands tied behind their backs.
‘My mother and my grandmother are Holocaust survivors. They were the only members of the family to come out of Auschwitz alive after they were taken from their homes in Czechoslovakia.
‘All of her brothers and sisters and uncles and aunts were murdered there.
Shari first volunteered – initially to wash and prepare the bodies of fallen female soldiers – two years ago. She said she took on the grisly task because she was determined to spare young recruits the agony of seeing death and to help to give the victims back their dignity.
While Shari was explaining her work she was flanked by a row of refrigerated containers holding bodies – and a stand of blood-stained military stretchers.
A few yards away morticians were at work with their faces covered with surgical masks. They hold their heads and sip from bottles of warm water as they take a break during their 12-hour shift.
Almost two weeks on from the surprise attack, ambulances continue to arrive bearing body bags which contain the remains of both civilians and soldiers.
Some have been shot at such close range that they no longer have recognisable facial features. Others are missing limbs.
Colonel Rabbi Haim Weisberg (pictured, front) said: ‘We have identified the bodies of 800 people already and we are working on a further 500′
Dentist Dr Shir Kishales (pictured) said: ‘If you imagine the worst horror film ever made, then the reality of the injuries of the bodies that we are seeing is worse, much worse’
The Israeli Defence Force’s Rabbinate corps is attempting to formally identify the bodies and in some cases merely body parts to allow families to bury their loved ones as quickly as possible, in line with Jewish custom.
Of the 1,400-plus victims of Hamas’ vicious October 7th attack, some 200 were so badly mutilated and burned they could only be identified by DNA or dental records.
While they wait to be examined, the bodies – or body parts – are loaded into the refrigerated containers. But after days laying in the hot desert sun when they were murdered, the rotting process has already begun.
Colonel Rabbi Haim Weisberg said: ‘We have identified the bodies of 800 people already and we are working on a further 500.
‘But every day we receive more corpses. Last night we received 73 more bodies.
‘We see evidence of torture and savagery.
‘We have babies with their heads cut off. Bodies without hands, without legs, without genitals.
‘The traditional way would be for a child to say Kaddish [the burial prayer] for his parents. But here, we have entire families that no one’s going to be able to say Kaddish [the burial prayer] for them.
‘So that is why we must eliminate the terrorists, destroy Hamas.’
Dentist Dr Shir Kishales added: ‘If you imagine the worst horror film ever made, then the reality of the injuries of the bodies that we are seeing is worse, much worse.’
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