O Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied this Saturday that he had been “warned of Hamas’ war intentions”. In a publication on the social network X (formerly Twitter), the Israeli leader argued that the security services “considered that Hamas was discouraged”.
According to Netanyahu, the accusations that he had been warned in advance are “false allegations”.
“Under no circumstances and at no time was Prime Minister Netanyahu warned of war intentions on the part of Hamas”the publication reads.
“On the contrary, all those responsible for security, including the head of the Security Council and the head of the Shin Bet [serviço de segurança israelita]considered that Hamas was discouraged and turned to the settlement”he adds.
In the note, the Israeli ruler argued that this was “an assessment that was presented repeatedly” by “all security forces and secret services, including until the start of the war”.
Contrary to the false claims:
Under no circumstances and at no stage was Prime Minister Netanyahu warned of war intentions on the part of Hamas. On the contrary, all security officials, including the head of the Security Council and the head of the Shin Bet, estimated that Hamas was deterred and turned to the settlement. This is the assessment submitted time and time again to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet by all the security forces and the intelligence community,…
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 28, 2023
It should be noted that, days after the attack launched by Hamas against Israel, on October 7, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Michael McCaul, stated that the Egypt warned Israel about the risks of possible acts of violence “three days in advance” of the attack by the Islamist movement Hamas.
“We know that Egypt warned the Israelis, three days earlier, that such an event could occur,” said McCaul, after a meeting in the Congress of the United States of America (USA).
This morning, Israeli forces intensified ground operations in the Gaza Strip in parallel with the bombing of the enclave that has continued since October 7, following the attack by the Islamist movement Hamas on southern Israel, and warned that they consider Gaza a “battlefield “, recommending that civilians leave the territory.
Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 7,300 deaths and around 19,000 injuries have been recorded in the Gaza Strip, the vast majority of them civilians, of which more than 3,000 are children.
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