According to a recent report, Hamas terrorists were instructed by their superiors to target elementary schools and youth centers in Israel to "kill as many people as possible" during their weekend bloody sneak attack.
The disturbing plot was outlined in "top secret" documents found on the corpses of Hamas fighters by Israeli first responders, according to NBC News, which obtained images of the plans, as the New York Post reported.
The terrifying orders centered on three Israeli kibbutzim bordering Gaza where civilians, particularly women and children, could be easily ambushed and kidnapped.
According to Arabic-language documents, one plan called for two highly trained Hamas units to surround and infiltrate the kibbutz of Kfar Sa'ad and work in tandem to corral as many unwitting Israelis as possible.
One group would "contain the new Da'at school," while another would "collect hostages," “search the Bnei Akiva youth center” and “search the old Da’at school.”
A second page designated "Top Secret Maneuver" in the plans describes similar plans for one unit to secure the east side of Kfar Sa'ad while another unit controls the west.
According to the documents, the invaders are instructed to "kill as many as possible" and "capture hostages."
The plans prominently circled the buildings that Hamas intended to attack, as well as the entry points and modes of conveyance the units would use.
In the documents, the localities of Kfar Aza, Nahal Oz, and Alumim were also mentioned.
A source in the Israel Defense Forces and another in the Israeli government told NBC that the detailed plans are just one of several that Israeli officials are analyzing.
“The dental office, the supermarket, the dining hall,” the IDF soldier said, adding that he had “never seen this kind of detailed planning” for a mass terrorist attack. “The level of specificity would cause anyone in the intelligence field’s jaw to drop.”
The plans seem to contradict Hamas' claims that it does not target and kill minors in its attacks against Israel.