The Secrets Hamas Knew About Israel’s Military

The New York Times (NYT) (10/13/2023)
  • On October 7th, the Israeli military was completely blindsided by the Hamas attack in Southern Israel that resulted in over 1,300 deaths and 200 kidnappings.
  • Hamas gunmen penetrated Israel’s defenses and bypassed security, targeting a military intelligence hub and other strategic points, including civilian areas.
  • With explosives and tractors, Hamas attackers blew open gaps in border barricades and knew exactly where to go.
  • With local security overwhelmed and communication towers destroyed, the initial counter-offensive was led by off-duty and retired Israeli soldiers.