Hamas left behind this booby-trapped pink backpack, Israel says

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Deadly traps left by Hamas terrorists continue to be found in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel.

A video posted Oct. 22 to X, formerly Twitter, by the Israel Defense Forces, shows a soldier opening up a pink backpack which had been left behind deliberately.

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“The bag was booby-trapped, containing a remote-activated explosive device,” wrote the IDF on X, adding the device weighed about seven kilograms.

“Hamas purposefully chose to booby-trap a child’s backpack with the hope a well-intentioned civilian would pick it up.”

The explosive part appeared to take up over half of the bag’s capacity.

Reports of booby traps had been previously reported in the death of Israeli-Canadian Adi Vital-Kaploun.

Vital-Kaploun’s family friend, Dina Zaslacski, told The Globe and Mail that Vital-Kaploun was shot in front of her two sons. She added that she’d been told by the Israeli military that Vital-Kaploun’s body had been rigged with explosives and shoved under one of her son’s beds.

“They put bombs all over her body and her dad was in the house. Thank God he didn’t open the door,” Zaslacski said

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Originally posted 2023-10-24 12:40:48.