It has been disclosed that a report warning of a potential major attack by Hamas on Oct. 7 was preemptively submitted to Israeli intelligence, however, a senior intelligence officer dismissed the report as a "fictitious scenario."
According to the Financial Times, citing two sources, Israeli soldiers monitoring the Israel-Gaza Strip border had meticulously analyzed videos and photographs from the Gaza side, presenting a detailed report to the head of intelligence of the Israel Defence Forces Southern Command several weeks before the attack.
The report contained explicit warnings of Hamas planning to target border checkpoints, infiltrate Israeli territory, and seize small settlements in various locations, with the analysis of several videos indicating a rehearsal for hostage-taking. The soldiers also emphasized to the head of intelligence that a Hamas attack was inevitable, yet the senior official receiving the report regarded it as a scenario.
Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of Oct. 7.
While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 14,500 people, including 5,000 children, and 3,500 women. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.
The administration said the number of missing persons crossed 6,000, with most of them suspected of lying under the rubble of the fallen buildings.
It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.
The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.
In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 52 journalists were killed.
In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.
Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Source: Financial Times