Sinwar last year publicly hailed TV dramatization of attack on Israel as ‘what we are preparing’

Hamas's Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar speaks at what Israel's Channel 12  says was a 2022 ceremony awarding prizes to a Hamas TV drama on a Hamas invasion of Israel. (Channel 12 screenshot, used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)
Hamas's Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar speaks at what Israel's Channel 12 says was a 2022 ceremony awarding prizes to a Hamas TV drama on a Hamas invasion of Israel. (Channel 12 screenshot, used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)

A TV drama series broadcast last year on Hamas TV that featured terrorists infiltrating Israel, was publicly hailed by Hamas’s Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar as “an inseparable part of what we are preparing,” Channel 12 news shows.

Hamas TV broadcast the series during Ramadan in late spring 2022, the Israeli TV report says. It dramatized an attack on Israel featuring the use of white pickup trucks, the disabling of Israeli communications, and targets including kibbutzim and IDF bases — including the Re’im base where the IDF Gaza Division is located. It also showed soldiers being kidnapped, and the raising of a Palestinian base at an IDF base.

Along with footage from the show, Channel 12 shows a clip from a televised award ceremony held in Gaza later in 2022, at which Sinwar handed out prizes to the show’s producers.

“This series is an inseparable part of what we are preparing — the great preparations we are making with our brothers in Izz-e-din Al-Qassam,” he is shown saying. Sinwar cites “the weaponry that they are producing” and their “intelligence gathering.”

Hamas’s military wing, he says, “is absolutely planning for the liberation and return.”

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