Scene of the massacre in Re'im
Scene of the massacre in Re'imChaim Goldberg/Flash90

The BBC, a leading UK media outlet, on Wednesday morning placed as their main headline a story highlighting Hamas' abuse of women on October 7.

The article, titled, "Hamas raped and mutilated women on 7 October, BBC hears," carries a graphic warning at the top, and includes details of the horrors suffered by Israeli women on the morning of the Hamas massacre.

"Few victims are thought to have survived to tell their own stories," the site notes. "Their last moments are being pieced together from survivors, body-collectors, morgue staff and footage from the attack sites."

BBC's article includes extremely graphic content, some of which is published for the first time. Israel National News - Arutz Sheva has chosen not to include the graphic details.

Israeli Women's Empowerment Minister, May Golan, told BBC that the few victims of the rapes and sexual assault who have survived are currently receiving psychiatric treatment.

"I spoke with at least three girls who are now hospitalized for a very hard psychiatric situation because of the rapes they watched," Golan told BBC. "They pretended to be dead and they watched it, and heard everything. And they can't deal with it."

She stressed, "But very, very few" survived. "The majority were brutally murdered. They aren't able to talk - not with me, and not to anyone from the government [or] from the media."