Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ryan Saavedra.
Documents that were labeled "top secret"
in Arabic were discovered on the bodies of dead Hamas terrorists this week after they launched an unprecedented terrorist attack against Israel.
The documents showed that the detailed plans Palestinian terrorists were given ordered them to "target elementary schools and a youth center"
in Kfar Sa'ad, a kibbutz in Israel, and to "kill as many people as possible."
The documents also ordered the soldiers to take hostages and return back to Gaza as fast as possible. More than 1,300 Israelis were murdered, 3,000+ more were injured, and well over 100 hostages were taken.
Surveillance footage viewed by NBC News lined up closely to the orders that were given in the documents, including the use of specific tactics.
The documents showed that Hamas had conducted extensive intelligence gathering to carry out their attacks and that they had "specific plans of attack for each village that included the intentional targeting of women and children."
Israeli military officials told the publication that the level of detail in the maps, which NBC News published, was enough to "cause anyone in the intelligence field's jaw to drop."
"I saw murdered babies. I saw murdered children,"
said Yossi Landau, a commander of ZAKA, an Israeli first responder organization. "I saw mothers and children murdered together."
Another Israeli military official said that they had never seen this degree of detailed planning for a terrorist attack.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the attacks by telling Israelis that Hamas' time had come to an end and that country would kill every Hamas operative after the attacks.
"We are fighting in full force in all theaters. Now, we are on the offensive,"
he said. "Every Hamas operative will die. Hamas is ISIS. We will crush them and get rid of them just as the world crushed and got rid of ISIS. I would like to strengthen our combatants, all the people in our security forces and relief and rescue forces. The entire people of Israel are behind you."
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin agreed with Netanyahu's assessment, saying on Friday that what he saw was "worse than what I saw with ISIS."