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Thu Nov 2, 2023, 08:35 PM Nov 2023

Were the Hamas attacks on Israel so brutal because the killers were high on the drug Captagon?

It's called many names. The jihadi drug, Captain Courage, the Poor Man’s Cocaine. But were Hamas terrorists high on the synthetic stimulant Captagon when they attacked Israel on Oct. 7, brutally killing more than 1,400 people and kidnapping at least 220 more?

Two Israeli security officials with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to USA TODAY that the methamphetamine-like substance was found on at least some Hamas members killed during or after the stunning raids on Israel, bolstering an Oct. 19 report by Israel's Channel 12 News that was not based on official sources.

Officially, the Israeli military declined to confirm or deny the use of Captagon by Hamas. "We can't comment on this matter," a spokesperson told USA TODAY.

But the Israeli security officials said small bags of the drug, which can come in the form of a tablet or cocaine-like powder, were found along with bullets stashed in the pockets of clothes and tactical gear worn by some of the militants who stormed two dozen communities along Israel's southern border with the Gaza Strip. One of the officials said small bottles of liquid containing a white fluid with traces of Captagon also were found on the bodies of the attackers.


Also known as Fenethylline

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