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War grips Israel, Gaza after surprise Hamas attack (2023)
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War grips Israel, Gaza after surprise Hamas attack (2023)


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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

In an unprecedented surprise attack on Saturday (Oct. 7), 2023, thousands of militants from Gaza crossed security barriers into Israel by land, sea and air, killing scores of Israeli citizens and soldiers. More than a thousand Israelis and Palestinians are reported dead between the attack and Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza cities. Hamas, the political organization that controls Gaza, took credit for the attack. The terrorist tactics used by Hamas included killing hundreds of outdoor concert goers, families in their homes and taking civilian hostages.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to destroy the ability of Hamas to govern and carry out attacks, an effort he warns will be long and difficult as the death toll continues to climb in Gaza. Israel cut off food, water and power to Gaza on Monday, which threatens the lives of two million people live in Gaza, the third most densely populated area of the world (half of them children).

For a transcript of the video, click here.

This lesson includes warm up questions, focus questions, and media literacy activities. 

Note: This news lesson is subject to change as events evolve.



War Grips Israel.docx

Lesson Plan
October 12, 2023
20.56 KB

Transcript - War grips Israel.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
October 12, 2023
41.41 KB


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