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A former Navy Seal and combat medic turned congressman, Rep. Derrick Van Orden

Navy Seal, Combat Medic Congressman Shaken After Visit to Israel Slaughter Sites: ‘ISIS Times 1,000’

A former Navy Seal and combat medic-turned-congressman says the aftermath of Hamas’ slaughter of Israeli civilians on October 7 was the most horrific and barbaric sight he ever encountered.

“This is ISIS times 1,000,” Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.), who toured Israel last week, told American media, referring to the jihadists known for beheading hostages. Van Orden served 26 years in the Navy, 22 of those as a Navy Seal, including five combat deployments.

“I can speak with authority. I’ve done multiple combat tours. People were slaughtered at a level not seen since the Holocaust,” he said of the attack on Israel, which killed at least 1,400 people, many civilians.

“These Hamas terrorists — these savages, these beasts — they specifically targeted children. They were told to cut people’s arms and legs off … It’s gut-wrenching,” Van Orden said. “People are trying to legitimize this.”

During his visit, the congressman also helped prepare sandwiches for children and soldiers, donated blood, and visited a wounded Israeli warrior. Aside from helping Israel wipe out Hamas, Van Orden, a member of the House Agricultural and Veterans committees, said he will push to provide food aid to Israel. (NYP / VFI News)

“God, we thank You for sending us well–intentioned leaders who are willing to assist Israel in its time of need and take a public stance to stand with Israel. We are humbly grateful for You, our numerous allies, as well as our soldiers who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the security of our people.”