Tonight: The @nytimes reports Israeli intelligence knew of Hamas plans to launch an attack nearly identical to what unfolded on Oct. 7 but dismissed it. Shany Granot-Lubaton, whose relatives were released on Sunday after more than 50 days in captivity, reacts: pic.twitter.com/2gVJcNnwN3
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The Americans nail the Israelis – What they reveal
Israeli officials had at their disposal, more than a year before it was committed, detailed information about the plan of Hamas to launch an unprecedented attack on Israel, but they did not consider the scenario realistic, the American newspaper New York Times (NYT) reported yesterday Thursday. citing top secret documents.
Israeli military intelligence was in possession of a roughly 40-page document from the Palestinian Islamist movement that detailed, point-by-point, an attack like the one carried out by members of Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, on October 7. resulting in the deaths of some 1,200 people in Israel, according to the report.
The document, which was circulated in Israeli intelligence circles under the code name “Jericho Wall”, did not specify when the attack would be launched, but contained specific details of how Israel’s security measures would be overwhelmed. to then raid military bases and cities.
More specifically, the document referred to rocket barrages and drones that would destroy security cameras and automated machine guns, before fighters crossed over to the Israeli side by parachute, in vehicles and on foot — elements that were at the heart of the October 7 attack.
But it “could not be ascertained” whether the plan had been “fully” approved by the Hamas leadership, nor whether and to what extent it could become a reality, said an internal Israeli military document obtained by The New York Times.