Israel is currently facing its biggest security challenge since the Yom Kippur War. Ironically, on the 50th anniversary of the war, Hamas and various Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Iranian-linked groups conducted a bold, brutal, and calculated terrorist attack against Israel’s southern regions.

The attacks’ death toll is staggering, with hundreds killed, most civilians. Thousands of rockets were launched in one day, and several potential fronts could open against Israel.

Akin to the 1948, 1967, and 1973 war, Israel is now in an existential moment. Along with a declaration of war not seen in 50 years, Israeli intelligence services will question how Iranian-affiliated groups were able to conduct the most sophisticated terror operation the world has seen since the 9/11 attacks.