The raids on the Empire of the Hand were a series of numerous Imperial and Republic attacks on the Remnant of the Empire of the Hand in their retreat from the galaxy. Grand Admiral Kato had lost the support of the Chiss at home and was forced to withdraw from the galaxy. Many historians and political experts state that the Imperial intervention into the Mandalorian-Chiss War was a reprisal for the attacks during the Empire of the Hands resurgence.
The Empire of the Hand had attacked Imperial and Republican monitoring stations on Fellucia during the Battle of Felucia (Imperial-Chiss War) causing the Empire and the Republic to dispatch fleets to defend their interest on Felucia which had become the site of negotiations for peace over the past two years. Massive Imperial and Republic bases littered the Felucian wilderness and pacts had been made with local Shamans and leaders to fight proxy wars on the planet. It came to a head when Grand Admiral Kato realized this would entice the Imperials and Republic.