Hamas command “under the influence of a drug”. What is Captagon and what effects it causes

On the morning of Saturday, October 7th, at dawn, the radical Palestinian group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, began a complex operation by sea, land and air against the State of Israel. It was an unprecedented attack, in terms of the extent of the operation, the number of people killed and the way in which it was carried out. The Palestinian Islamic political and paramilitary organization launched thousands of rockets and its militiamen attacked cities and kibbutzim. Israel responded. And so, for almost two weeks, the world held its breath, especially as the war plunged the West back into the nightmare of terrorism. Now, according to a circulating report, it appears that some of the Hamas commandos, who committed brutal acts against Israeli civilians near the Gaza Strip on October 7, were under the influence of a synthetic drug known as Captagon. Israeli commercial television, Channel 12, learned about it.

Traces of Captagon, he specified, have been detected among Hamas prisoners in Israel. Pills of this narcotic were also still in the pockets of Hamas members who remained on the ground after the fighting. It is, the broadcaster added, a drug produced in Lebanon and Syria, also known as “the poor man’s cocaine”. In the past, it was used by ISIS. Last March, US President Joe Biden declared war on the production and export of Captagon, the powerful amphetamine that over the years has become an essential economic resource for the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad. It is fenethylline hydrochloride, a compound of amphetamines and other stimulant substances. In the body, Captagon produces: loss of judgment, resistance to fatigue, euphoria and abandonment of all inhibitions. Those who take the gray pills are permeated by a feeling of omnipotence that makes them feel invincible and, under its influence, can go days without eating or sleeping.

Source: IL Tempo