Shapiro: ‘The Worst Day For Jews Since The Holocaust’

“These are terrorists who have no actual military agenda. Their only agenda is to murder as many Jews as possible…”
KFAR MENACHEM, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 09: Family and friends of fallen IDF soldier Afik Rozental, who died in a battle with Hamas militants, attend his funeral on October 9, 2023 in Kfar Menachem, Israel. On October 7, the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel from Gaza by land, sea, and air, killing over 700 people and wounding more than 2000. Israeli soldiers and civilians have also been kidnapped by Hamas and taken into Gaza. The attack prompted a declaration of war by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and ongoing retaliatory strikes by Israel on Gaza killing hundreds. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro said on his show Monday that over the weekend the world witnessed the “worst day for Jews since the Holocaust” – conducted by a group whose sole purpose is the destruction of the Jewish people.

“Understand, this is the worst disaster for the Jews since the Holocaust,” he said. “It is worse than the 1973 Yom Kippur War. That was a military operation designed at eviscerating Israel, but at least it was a territorial military attempting to take on another territorial military. These are terrorists who have no actual military agenda. Their only agenda is to murder as many Jews as possible because anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, because the destruction of the state of Israel is coincident with the murder of as many Jews as possible, with more Jewish blood spilled.”

The bestselling author and podcast host warned his viewers at the start of the show that he was going to “sear” into their memories graphic, uncensored images of the atrocities committed by the Iran-backed Palestinian terrorist group Hamas – underscoring that it is necessary to look evil in the face if we are to confront it fully. 

“Today, I’m going to let evil show you its face. Do not turn away. Look,” said Shapiro. “This weekend, this was the worst day for Jews since the Holocaust. Do not turn away. Look. Look it in the face.”

Shocking images and video footage shows Hamas terrorists torturing the living and mutilating the dead. The graphic footage shows families, couples, the elderly, and children indiscriminately murdered by the militants, while some are led away as terrified captives. Dozens of women and children are believed to be held by Hamas in Gaza. 

All of it, said Shapiro, is the wages of decades of accommodation toward anti-Semites and terrorists, enabled by arguments of “moral equivalence.”

“This is what moral equivalence brings,” said Shapiro. “The rape of women, the kidnapping of children, the murder of hundreds of innocents, including for families. Look, for decades we’ve been told that if you look evil in its face, that was somehow unsophisticated. Let’s pretend the evil way was an act of intellectual virtue. That to cater to evil, to concede to evil was the pathway toward a better, more peaceful world. It was a damned lie.”

Shapiro refuted claims by anti-Israel activists about the supposed Jewish “suppression” of the Gaza Strip. 

The strip, which contains about 2 million Palestinian Arabs, “has been under the complete and utter control of Hamas since 2007,” Shapiro pointed out. “Israel has no presence in the Gaza Strip. It does not control what goes on inside the Gaza Strip. It doesn’t allow weapons to flow inside the Gaza Strip, but it has been providing free electricity and water to the Gaza Strip for literally decades.”

Shapiro then went on to detail the coordinated attack on Israel by the Palestinian militants and their deliberate targeting of civilians. 


At 6:35 a.m., the militants began firing as part of a “distraction technique,” he said. “It’s a highly sophisticated operation planned and greenlit apparently by the Iranian government. The Iranian government on a geopolitical level is terrified that Israel is about to make peace with Saudi Arabia and that peace is going to break out across the region, providing a regional counterbalance to the worst terror state in modern history, the Iranian terror state, which has spread its tentacles of evil across Iraq, across Syria, across Lebanon, into Yemen, into the Gaza Strip.”

“At about 7:40 a.m., the Hamas terrorists began blowing up parts of the border fence,” he continued. “This border fence was supposed to be technologically sophisticated with the so-called touch fence, which means that if there were ladders that were stacked on the fence, then they would go off and then it would be alerted. But apparently there was a simultaneous attack, a cyber-attack on the border fence, which meant that it was not functioning properly. Apparently, about 80 places in the wall were breached. They rushed through.”

The Hamas terrorists then targeted Jewish military bases before going on murderous rampages in civilian areas. 

“They proceeded to blow up and murder a bunch of Jews in these IDF bases, and then they proceeded into Israeli border towns and then went house to house, murdering people in their homes, kidnaping children, raping and kidnaping women, murdering them house to house,” said Shapiro. “These people are shooting women. They’re shooting babies. This is what they do.”

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