Hamas operatives went into Israel on ‘hunting expedition’ to commit ‘genocide’

Former presidential envoy and terrorism expert Marshall Billingslea reflects on the horrific scenes he witnessed in the Israeli kibbutz after Hamas’ terrorist attack on October 7.

Around 1,200 Israelis were killed during the October 7 massacre committed by Hamas.

More than 240 hostages were taken by Hamas, with about half that number since released – the majority during a temporary ceasefire in November – but about 136 were understood to remain in Gaza.

“They knew exactly where they were going and who they were out to kill because they had used Palestinian workers who had been provided work permits to work in the kibbutz – they used them as spies to map out the locations,” Mr Billingslea said.

“They went in on a hunting expedition to commit genocide.”