(Times of Israel) – Fauda co-creator Avi Issacharoff told The Times of London that he scoffed at his scriptwriting team’s storyline proposal about dozens of Hamas terrorists storming the border and taking a kibbutz by surprise and controlling it.
“I was like, guys, come on, what is this? Without anyone knowing? With no intelligence indication?” said Issacharoff, a long-time Middle East analyst and creator of the award-winning Netflix show with Lior Raz. “They’ll come to the border and a few planes or choppers will kill them. It’s too stupid.”
The idea of a terrorist invasion for the show’s fifth season seemed completely outlandish, said Issacharoff. It didn’t seem plausible that Hamas could have the weaponry, intent or ability, he said.
Now he’s trying to absorb the enormity of the attacks that Hamas terrorists carried out on October 7, killing some 1400, abducting over 200 and perpetrating unspeakable atrocities in Israel’s Gaza border communities and towns and at the Supernova desert rave.