How Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel Published October 9, 2023 at 8:11 AM EDT Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 5:21 Palestinians inspect the rubble of the Yassin Mosque destroyed after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, early Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Israel's military battled to drive Hamas fighters out of southern towns and seal its borders Monday as it pounded the Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP) We speak with Charles Lister at the Middle East Institute about how Hamas was able to launch its surprise attack on Israel. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.