A new report revealed Saturday that an Israeli military helicopter opened fire on Palestinian gunmen but wounded Israelis participating in a festival during an October 7 attack by Hamas against Israel.

The Haaretz newspaper said an Israeli security assessment was based on an investigation by police with Hamas gunmen who were arrested October 7, 2023.


Haaretz reported that the military helicopter arrived at the site of the festival and opened fire on the gunmen but also wounded several festival participants.

It said, according to the assessment, the gunmen had no prior information about the festival which was held close to the Kibbutz Re’im, near the borders with Gaza.

Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper also published a report on Israeli Air Force helicopters intervening in the attack carried out by Hamas from Gaza on October 7. 2023.


The newspaper reported that the Israeli forces found it difficult to identify Hamas militants, adding that helicopter pilots used artillery against civilians at the festival.

The Hamas terrorists were instructed to slowly blend in with the crowd and not to move under any circumstances, the newspaper said in its report.

In this way, they tried to fool the air force into believing that those below were Israelis. This deception worked for a while, until the Apache helicopters had to break free of all restraints.


The pilots found it difficult to distinguish who was a terrorist and who was an Israeli.

The newspaper said that when they realized that, some of them decided to use artillery shells against the terrorists independently, without getting permission from their superiors.

Police estimated that the number killed in the festival was 364, but did not reveal their identities.


The investigation details are contrary to the official Israeli narrative on the attack by the Palestinian resistance group which claimed Hamas gunmen slaughtered the revelers in the festival.

Hundreds of Hamas fighters crossed into Israel in a surprise operation named Al-Aqsa Flood, triggering an Israeli retaliatory bloody onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

Israel has killed more than 12,300 Palestinians in its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since the surprise counteroffensive by Hamas. The official Israeli death toll, meanwhile, stands at about 1,200.


Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques, and churches, have either been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless strikes on the besieged enclave.

An Israeli blockade has also cut Gaza off from fuel, electricity, and water supplies, and reduced aid deliveries to a trickle.

Israel has rejected growing calls for a cease-fire until the release of hostages held by Hamas. But the hostages will never be released alive, so the genocide is bound to continue.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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20-11-23 15:24

This ongoing reduction of the actual numbers Hamas supposedly killed….is starting to get oddly similar to the ongoing reductions of the total number of WW2 Holocaust victims that died.

When the October 7th numbers finally stabilize, will Hamas have actually been confirmed to have killed anyone or will all of the deaths been from IDF panic crossfire and Hannibal directive intentional self-sacrifices of Israelis by Israelis?

Reply to  GenAndJuice
20-11-23 15:30

I’ve watched as many Hamas videos on 10/07 that I can. They definitely killed civilians but nowhere near what is parroted on MSM. In fact the Hamas settlement raids are eerily similar to the nonstop raids performed by the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank. Now the question of how many they killed is a very important question. We know 1100 Israelis were killed. 400 of which were soldiers. Of that 700, 350 were from the music festival. At this festival (and there is footage) the Apache helicopter killed everything it could. I would put the overwhelming number of… Read more »

Reply to  Tzatz
20-11-23 16:21

The Zionist regime is copying America,s – “Shock & Awe ” war on Iraq killing millions and 500,000 children and babies — cold blooded- unfeeling-bloodthirsty-totally evil.

Over 12,000 now killed including nearly 5000 children and babies blown apart – how can a people accept this ?? total censorship in the UK media a removal of a race of people which would make Hitler,s hands clap in joy.

Reply to  Donnchadh
21-11-23 19:57

Israel telling lies doesn’t really qualify as news…they lie every day. Lying to Zionists is like breathing to humans…its just done naturally without even needing to think about it.

Grazna Sooka
Grazna Sooka
Reply to  Tzatz
21-11-23 19:37

All Zionists are capable of doing is lying, stealing and murdering. Once you internalize these facts you’ll understand the nature of the Zionist beast.

Mustafa Fetouri
Mustafa Fetouri
21-11-23 13:47

This is very likely what happened logic. To me I agree with it regardless of the numbers used here. Generally it makes a lot of sense. Plus: Israeli officials/media caught many times telling lies even feeding Biden lies and he believed them before finding out. Israel had every reason to lie. For the first time it discovered that it lost the public opinion in the West so quickly so it resorted to telling lies.