HAMAS gunmen were equipped with a “hostage manual” that detailed how to kill “problematic” victims and use car bombs for “security”.
The Israeli government revealed the shocking discovery of the eight-page “how to” guide found on members of the snatch squads.
Terrorists who were sent into the Israeli settlements to kill and abduct the residents were following directions under titles such as “Isolation and control” and “Camouflage and hiding”.
More than 200 innocents ended up as “human shields” in Gaza after hundreds of Hamas savages tore into peaceful villages on October 7.
Despite slaughtering the majority, scores of men, women and children found themselves abducted.
However, the manual has suggested that taking hostages back to Gaza was not part of the original plan, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The eight-page booklet indicates the original purpose of the hostage-taking was to keep them in Israel – possibly to aid a protracted standoff.
Or, as the manual starkly puts it, “cannon fodder”.
Written in Arabic and translated by the Israeli government, the horror read goes on to instruct Hamas fighters to complete their “cleansing” operation.
They would then “gather the hostages in several places… in operating areas pre-determined on the maps”.
Terrorists were to “kill anyone that may pose a threat or cause a distraction or disturbance”.
Chapter two continued by ordering the use of “car bombs”.
Fighters were also instructed to “create chaos using firearms, smoke/stun grenades, violence and terrorism”.
Interestingly, it then instructs Hamas gunmen to “kill as a last resort”.
The prisoners should then be searched, before separating the men from women and children.
This tactic meant family groups would have endured an extra terror as children were taken away from their fathers.
However, “the problematic ones and those who pose a threat” would be killed.
The others should be bound and blindfolded, then “reassured”, to keep them docile.
“Use them as human shields,” it says, and use “electric shocks” to force compliance.
Chapter four of the manual revealed how militants are told not to use their own food and water to feed their hostages – “except in emergency situations”.
The booklet’s instructions also told Hamas fighters to “set fire to a large number of places” and “show strength, not weakness or fear”
Taking the IDs of the hostages and record their personal details was expected, with the manual telling fighters to be ready to broadcast the situation in a live stream.
Following the release of the booklet, Israel’s president Isaac Herzog said: ‘We are facing a most cruel, inhuman enemy, whom we must dislodge without mercy.
“This document was found on the body of one of the terrorists. It’s a booklet, an operating manual, how to enter citizens’ yards, and what do you do when you find the citizens – you torture them.
“This is the booklet that says exactly how to torture them, how to kidnap them.
“The battle that we are carrying out now, as a nation rising as a lion, is against evil, and we will uproot evil so that it will be good for the entire region and the world.”
At the end of the booklet is a chart explaining the ranks of the Israeli Defence Forces, and the weapons they use.
There are also images of military vehicles ranging from tanks and jeeps to helicopters and planes.
Along with the booklet, operating manuals and plans, satellite phones, contact methods and encrypted numbers were discovered.
All were used by Hamas during its storming of southern Israel which killed 1,400 people.
It’s claimed that the terrorists unleashed their brutal fury on Israel while pumped with a drug previously used by ISIS to make them “feel invincible”.
Members of the Palestinian militant group reportedly took Captagon pills, dubbed “chemical courage”, before their ruthless October 7 music festival massacre.
However, a BRITISH dad whose wife and daughters were murdered by Hamas terrorists in a horrifying ambush said he’s not interested in revenge.
Rabbi Leo Dee’s family were travelling to the Sea of Galilee for a holiday in April when his wife, Lucy, 48, and two daughters, Maia, 20, and Rina, 15, were shot dead.