“Newspaper Revealed”The Washington PostThe US newspaper published new details of what it described as “Hamas’ plans to deceive Israel” and give it “false calm” before the October 7 attack.
Officials from the terror-listed Palestinian movement “gave Israel intelligence on the Islamic Jihad movement to reinforce the impression that they are willing to cooperate,” the newspaper said, citing an unidentified Israeli security official. with Israel.
Another Israeli security official confirmed to the same newspaper that Israeli military intelligence had been collecting evidence of large-scale Hamas attack plans for “more than a year.”
In April, the military issued an internal warning about an infiltration by Hamas fighters targeting kibbutzim near the Gaza Strip, he said, citing “conclusive evidence” that the operation could involve hundreds of fighters.
A defense official said in August, weeks before the attack, that new intelligence indicated an “imminent attack”.
He added: “The Israeli army increased its readiness and thought it had stopped it (the attack)… Now they see that this is part of Hamas’ deception.”
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Israeli officials received Hamas’s plan for the Oct. 7 violent attack a year in advance, but according to documents, emails and interviews seen by The New York Times, Hamas found it difficult to implement.
The New York Times reported last week that Israeli officials had received Hamas’ plan for the attack a year in advance, but they considered it “difficult for Hamas to execute,” according to documents, emails and interviews seen by The Americans. Newspaper.
The newspaper reported that Israeli military and intelligence officials rejected the plan, describing it as “ambitious” because Hamas believed it would be too difficult to implement.
Israeli security officials granted permission for the “Noah” concert to be held a few kilometers from the Gaza border. 364 people were killed at the festival, and dozens more were taken hostage on October 7.
Rami Samuel, one of the organizers of the concert, said: “Believing there is information and not being told about it is more than just an oversight, it’s a betrayal.” An oversight cannot cost 1,200 lives.
For years, Hamas has said in its public statements and private diplomacy that it is more interested in building up Gaza economically than in renewing the conflict with Israel.
In September 2022, Aharon Haleva, head of Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence (Aman), said that despite Hamas’s involvement in military operations, “allowing economic stability and labor to enter (Israel) offers the opportunity to bring years of security.” Peace.”
Hamas has largely refrained from firing rockets into Israel after 2021. Hamas was sidelined in 2022 when the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement engaged in a three-day conflict with Israel.
“Urgent Intelligence Questions.” How did Hamas fighters communicate to plan the attack?
Citing an unidentified Israeli defense official and US officials, the New York Times reported that Israeli intelligence had no prior warning of a coordinated Hamas attack on land, sea and air.
The ongoing war erupted on October 7 after Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel resulted in the deaths of 1,200 people, most of them civilians, including women and children, Israeli officials said. The movement abducted about 240 hostages and transferred them to the Gaza Strip.
In response to this attack, Israel continued to bombard the Gaza Strip. Since October 27, a large-scale ground operation has been carried out, resulting in the deaths of more than 16,200 people, most of them civilians, including women and children, according to the latest count by health department officials.
“You only see the worst”
In the final months before the attacks, large demonstrations were held at the fence in Gaza “to get the IDF used to seeing large crowds at the border,” said Miri Essin, a former senior intelligence officer for the IDF.
In reports to the Washington Post, Essin opined that the Israeli security services and many of Israel’s allies are “very interested” in Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed armed group in Lebanon, which announced plans to take control of the Galilee region in 2018.
He continued: “There were serious plans with Hezbollah in the north.”
The Israeli military recently confirmed that Colonel Assaf Hamami (41), who was among the officers who warned senior leadership of a possible Hamas attack, was killed during an October 7 clash with Hamas fighters in Kibbutz Nirim, the newspaper said.
Newspaper: How did Sinwar deceive Israel?
Prior to the Hamas attacks, Israel had nearly 40 years of experience with Hamas leader Yahya Shinwar in Gaza, the Financial Times reported.
On Saturday, the Israeli military changed his status from “missing” to “killed in action” and informed his family that his body was being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
His mother, Clara, told the Washington Post that her son’s attempts to warn the military of what might be coming were “repeatedly rebuffed.”
He added: “He warned them and told them what was going to happen … but he was told, ‘You’re only seeing the worst…’ and then the worst came on that Black Saturday.”
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