The Hamas terror group says that its October 7 onslaught that led to war with Israel was a “necessary step” but “chaos” led to “faults” in the operation. The attacks were “a necessary step and a normal response to confront all Israeli conspiracies against the Palestinian people,” the group says in a 16-page document marking its first public account of October 7. “Maybe some faults happened during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’s implementation due to the rapid collapse of the Israeli security and military system, and the chaos caused along the border areas with Gaza,” the group writes. Hamas says that its murderous rampage through southern Israel, in which around 1,200 people were killed, was aimed at “the immediate halt of the Israeli aggression on Gaza, the crimes and ethnic cleansing committed against the entire Gaza population.”

via times of israel: Hamas says its October 7 assault on Israel was a ‘normal response’ to Israeli ‘conspiracies’