Warning: The below text contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence.
“Jeopardy!” co-host Mayim Bialik slammed women’s organizations around the world for their silence over Hamas’ alleged systemic rapes of Israeli women during the terrorists’ deadly Oct. 7 attack.
The Jewish actress and talk show host called out the deafening silence over the gender-based abuse of Israeli women — a war crime — on social media last Saturday.
“There has been an abhorrent and conspicuous absence of women’s organizations around the world unequivocally condemning the systematic rape and torture of women on October 7 by Hamas,” Bialik wrote in a long post to X. “Brutal gang rapes, sexual torture, and murder of fetuses happened- period. Where are the “BELIEVE THEM” voices?”
Hamas militants killed 1,200 Israelis, largely civilians, when they crossed the border and attacked families in their own homes as well as attendees of a large music festival. Israeli forensic teams who examined the bodies of the dead said they found multiple signs of rape, torture and other atrocities suffered by the victims.
“We saw many women with bloody underwear, with broken bones, broken legs, broken pelvises,” a volunteer worker at the Shura military morgue named Shari told the Washington Post.
An Israeli paramedic told the outlet he saw evidence including the presence of semen on the bodies of two teenage girls found dead in their bedroom following the Oct 7 attack.
A survivor of the Hamas raid on the Nova festival site said she witnessed a gang rape as she pretended to be dead. She told police that she saw multiple terrorists rape a woman before one of them shot her in the head, according to the publication.
“He didn’t pick up his pants,” she said in a video, where her face was blurred to protect her identity. “He shot her while inside her.”
Hamas has denied the allegations of sexual violence.
Israel held a meeting at the United Nations building in Geneva Monday to bring to light the atrocities committed by Hamas against women during the Oct. 7 attack.
One of the event speakers, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, said UN women’s rights groups “downplayed” and “minimized” the sexual torture of Israeli women at the meeting.
Bialik also slammed the groups including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for their response to the reports.
“Those of us who have fought for women’s rights and have sought to shout from the rooftops when women’s bodies are being used in war for the sadistic pleasure of perpetrators are astounded at how the world has been silent surrounding this,” she tweeted.
“Progressive feminists of the world: where are you?” Bialik added.
The game show host, who is also a neuroscientist, included a link to an opinion piece written by First Lady of Israel Michal Herzog and published in Newsweek last week.
“It is not that condemnations of gender-based violence by Hamas have been weak or insufficient — there have been none at all,” Herzog wrote. “Statement after statement by organizations like UN Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) have failed to condemn these crimes. They failed us, and all women, at this critical moment.”
The UN human rights office said it condemned Hamas’ attack as “heinous, brutal and shocking,” but said Israel has not granted its monitors access to the country to investigate the alleged crimes against women.
Meanwhile, Israeli officials said they have provided “very graphic and descriptive” documentation of the violence to the UN.
“We’ve sent letters and shared graphic documentation,” Sarah Weiss Maudi, a senior diplomat and legal adviser in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Fox News Digital. “Their silence is so deafening that it’s sickening.”
With Post wires.