Children ‘branded like cattle’ by Hamas to stop them escaping

CHILDREN held captive by brutal Hamas terrorists were branded like cattle, their relatives revealed this week.

The gunmen used the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle to identify them in case they escaped.

They took each child and put their leg in front of the exhaust pipe, which caused a burn mark,their relatives said.

Yaniv Yaakov, the uncle of brothers Or, 16, and Yagil, 12, who were freed in a prisoner exchange deal, said: “It meant that if a child fled, they could find them.”

He added: "They were drugged, they were treated so badly, but at least they are still with us.”

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