On October 7, Hamas, the Iran-backed terror group controlling Gaza, launched an unprovoked and vicious surprise attack on Israel. This brazen act of aggression marked a critical turning point, propelling Hamas into the international spotlight and prompting an examination of its motives and tactics. But what is Hamas? What are the group’s origins and how did we get to where we are today? Join American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilead, former senior military and Defense Ministry official and current Executive Director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at Reichman University, to help answer these questions and more.

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Go to AJC.org/AttackOnIsrael for the latest resources and explainers about Hamas's unprovoked attack on Israel.