Dr. Chen Kugel, director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu Kabir, spoke in an interview to Radio 103FM about the process of locating the murdered and fallen: "Some of the bodies of the murdered were found, but we don't have them here and therefore the identification is done by other means. Decisions are made unanimously. If one of the committee members is unsure, we do not determine that the person is dead. There are people we have information related to, but we can't determine."
"It is still unclear how many people were murdered and we have not yet found their bodies, or how many people are in Gaza and murdered," he added. "It is clear to us that there are people who were murdered and whose bodies have not yet been found, but we do not know how many of the abductees were abducted as corpses and are currently in Gaza, so the equation is unclear. Even at this stage, remains are brought to us all the time – most of them bones."
Center for Identification of Martyrs' Bodies, Shura Ramle Camp, October 13, 2023/Flash 90, Nati Shochat
On Hamas terrorists' violence against women, Dr. Kugel said: "We examine people on a daily basis and look for findings that can help the justice system prosecute terrorists for sexual assault. We received the bodies that were in very serious condition, so it was impossible to know whether they had been sexually assaulted or not. It makes me very angry that the world is saying, "Bring us forensic proof," of the rapes that occurred on October 7. When a woman says she was sexually assaulted, she is believed, only in a minority of cases is there a forensic finding to prove it."
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