A CNN obtained exclusive access, provided by the Israeli Army, to videos recorded by the body cameras of Hamas men during the start of the surprise attack against Israel on October 7.
The IDF claims to have released the video to show the reality of what happened on October 7, a day that Israeli authorities compared to September 11, when around 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 others taken hostage by the radical Islamic group.
The images show the dawn of October 7th as a group of Hamas extremists waits in a white pickup truck. They make sure their body cameras are on and their weapons are ready.
An explosion in the distance seems to be the signal to move. As they rush to the border, the men shout “Allahu Akbar,” a phrase that means “God is great” in Arabic.
After three minutes of driving, they crossed the first border barrier that separates Gaza from Israel.
The fence is destroyed, which leaves a large opening for them to pass through. It’s difficult to know whether it’s because of the explosion heard moments before.
These records also mark the first time that Israel has publicly released images of Hamas tunnels in Gaza, which were allegedly used in the acts.
Wires run along the shafts, although there is no visible overhead lighting. The only bright spot comes from a flashlight. Some supplies are seen on the floor.
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Source: CNN Brasil
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