NewsHamas had been preparing for years. That's how they deceived Israel

Hamas had been preparing for years. That's how they deceived Israel

Hamas had been preparing for years. That's how they tricked Israel.
Hamas had been preparing for years. That's how they tricked Israel.
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6:25 AM EDT, October 9, 2023

The Palestinian group Hamas, known for its terrorist activities, has successfully misled Israel over the last two years. It argued that it has no intention of starting a conflict, while in reality, it was preparing for an attack. This information was released on Monday by Reuters Agency, citing sources from both sides of the conflict.

The Saturday attack by Hamas on Israel proves that the entire operation was carefully planned and divided into four stages. In the first stage, Hamas fired about 3,000 rocket missiles at targets in Israel, while simultaneously transferring some of its fighters across the border, using paragliders.

Israel ignored Hamas. "The biggest failure"

After Hamas fighters landed on Israeli territory and secured the area there, the destruction of border fortifications followed and another group of terrorists invaded Israel. The next step was to successfully disrupt the communication of the Israeli army, which delayed the enemy's response.

In the end, hostages were taken and they were kidnapped to the Gaza Strip - Reuters reported, citing sources close to the Hamas command.

According to experts, this conflict is the "greatest defeat for Israel since the war with the coalition of Egypt and Syria in 1973, known as the Yom Kippur War". Authorities in Tel Aviv were convinced that the Palestinians were interested in economic support, so they offered various work incentives to workers from Gaza. "No one took the possibility of such a massive attack seriously" - emphasized in the Reuters report.

"This is our September 11, 2001"

Over the past two years, Hamas has even built a mock-up of an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip, where they practiced landing operations and storming enemy targets. "Israeli special forces were probably aware of this, but despite this, they underestimated the threat. The Palestinians were very successful in creating the impression that they are not interested in direct confrontation," the agency writes.

- This is our September 11, 2001 (i.e., Al-Qaeda's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington - ed. note). Hamas took us by surprise, attacking from many directions at once - from the air, land, and sea - Major Nir Dinar, spokesperson for the Israeli armed forces, admitted in a conversation with Reuters.

- We believed that the fact that (Palestinians) come to us to work and bring money to Gaza, would at least somewhat calm the situation. We were wrong - added another representative of the Israel army.

The fighters attacked the festival participants

According to the Israeli side of Reuters' conversations, the lack of preparedness of Tel Aviv was best demonstrated by the fact that they allowed a music festival to be organized right on the border with the Gaza Strip. As reported by Israeli media on Sunday, Hamas terrorists murdered at least 260 people there on Saturday.

- How could this party have been taking place so close to Gaza? - a representative of one of the Israeli security departments couldn't believe it during a conversation with Reuters.

For years, Israel has prided itself on its excellent intelligence capabilities and good recognition of the activities of Palestinian armed organizations. Therefore, a key part of Hamas' operations was to keep all plans secret and avoid any leaks. "This was accomplished," Reuters emphasized.

The Hamas attack on Israel was carried out thanks to the close cooperation of Palestinians with Iran. Invasion plans were developed over several months, and the final decision was made last week during talks in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut - revealed on Sunday by the American newspaper "Wall Street Journal". US Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not confirm the newspaper's reports.

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