Hamas Terror Mastermind: October 7 Attack Only A Rehearsal 

The terror mastermind behind Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel has warned that the attack was just a rehearsal of what the terror group has planned for the Jewish nation.

Yahya Sinwar, who Israel says is the mastermind behind the Oct. 7 attack, warned Israel that the attack was just a rehearsal. The Hamas official, who is a top target for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), made the remark in his first public address since the massacre.

“The leaders of the occupation should know October 7 was just a rehearsal,” Sinwar said.

According to Amit Segal, an Israeli journalist, Sinwar met with some of the hostages Hamas took from Israel on Oct. 7. Segal reported that one of the hostages who met Sinwar was among those released during the ceasefire.

“He spoke fluent Hebrew to the captives, saying ‘Hello, I am Yahya Sinwar. You are safest here. Nothing will happen to you,” the freed hostage said.

Yocheved Lifshitz, who was released from captivity in Gaza about a month ago, also revealed that she met and confronted Sinwar while she was being held hostage.

“Sinwar was with us three or four days after we arrived,” Lifshitz recalled in an interview with the Davar website. “I asked him how he was not ashamed to do such a thing to people who, for all these years, supported peace. He didn’t answer. He was silent.”

Sinwar is not the first Hamas senior official to threaten Israel with a repeat of the Oct. 7 attack. Hamas spokesman Ghazi Hamad in October revealed that the terror group will conduct similar attacks until all Israelis are murdered.

“Israel is a country that has no place on our land. We must remove that country, because it constitutes a security, military, and political catastrophe to the Arab and Islamic nation, and must be finished. The existence of Israel is illogical,” Hamad said. “The existence of Israel is what causes all that pain, blood, and tears. It is Israel, not us. We are the victims of the occupation. Period. Therefore, nobody should blame us for the things we do. On October 7, October 10, October 1,000,000 – everything we do is justified.”