Hamas launched a surprise, large-scale attack on Israel, breaching barriers and abducting Israelis, stunning the nation with the assault's speed and intensity.


  1. Rockets overwhelmed Israel's Iron Dome.
  2. Multiple tactics breached barriers.
  3. Hamas penetrated various Israeli crossing points.
  4. Israelis were abducted; disturbing videos surfaced.
  5. Attack's rapidity and scale surprised Israel.

NOTE THIS FROM 2022: 17 FEB 2022 ABC AUSTRALIA--Hamas to be listed in entirety as a terrorist organisation by Australian government - ABC News   ..........The military wing of Hamas was already listed by Australia, but the federal government will now join the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel and others in extending the designation to the fundamentalist Islamic group's political branch.