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Hamas Leader Vows ‘Oct. 7 Was Just A Rehearsal’

Chris Agee
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Despite the fact that its military had been defending civilians against Hamas after the terrorist group staged a deadly attack in October, Israel nevertheless agreed to a temporary truce in order to facilitate the release of some of the more than 240 individuals militants captured and held hostage in Gaza.

Throughout the ceasefire, Israel has also released far more Palestinian prisoners than the number of hostages returned by Hamas. 

All the while, many protesters across the U.S. and around the world have begun describing Israel as the aggressor, even as Hamas has apparently been using the pause in fighting as an opportunity to stage another attack on Israeli civilians.


The Hamas leader responsible for orchestrating the attack recently confirmed intentions to stage similar incidents targeting innocent Israelis in the future.

“The leaders of the occupation should know, Oct. 7 was just a rehearsal,” said Yahya Sinwar in a recent statement.

His remarks echoed previous threats from Ghazi Hamad, a spokesperson for the terrorist group. During an interview in October, he described the recent attack as the “Al-Aqsa flood” and vowed that additional acts of terror would continue until all Jews had been removed from their homeland.

“Israel is a country that has no place on our land,” he said. “We must remove that country because it constitutes a security, military and political catastrophe to the Arab and Islamic nations and must be finished.”

Hamad went on to note that Hamas is “not ashamed to say this with full force, vowing: “We must teach Israel a lesson and we must do this again and again.”


Acknowledging the severe humanitarian toll the attack has taken on the Palestinian population, he said Hamas is perfectly willing to sacrifice its own people in the pursuit of Israel’s annihilation.

“The Al-Aqsa Flood is just the first time, and there will be a second, a third, a fourth, because we have the determination, the resolve and the capabilities to fight,” Hamad added. “Will we have to pay a price? Yes, and we are ready to pay it. We are called a nation of martyrs and we are proud to sacrifice martyrs.”