The Hamas blitz created a scene in central Gaza that looked like a nightmare. In one single attack, Hamas’ Al Qassam Brigades killed at least 21 Israeli ground troops. The shocking figure of 21 is the official toll announced by the Israeli Army. This is the deadliest incident for Israeli troops in their Gaza Strip combat since October 7. “An unbearably difficult morning,” said the Israeli Army while announcing the toll. The scene after two buildings collapsed, in which 21 soldiers were killed, was reminiscent of the aftermath of an earthquake.