Israeli Army, Intelligence Knew of October 7 Plan – KAN

The Al-Aqsa Flood Operation on October. (Photo: video grab, via Israeli army)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The number of Israelis captured in the operation was very close to the number predicted in the just-revealed document. 

A document prepared by the Gaza Division of the Israeli army had already warned that the Palestinian group Hamas was preparing to launch an attack on Israel with the purpose of capturing 200 to 250 Israelis, the official Israeli Broadcasting Corporation KAN revealed on Monday.

The news of the document, which was also reported by Al-Jazeera, detailed the planned hostage-taking process by Hamas, quoting an Israeli security source as saying that the document was also known to Israeli intelligence, at least within the Gaza Division Command, Al-Jazeera reported.  

According to the Arabic news channel website, Israel’s KAN TV said that the document was prepared by the Gaza Division last September, shortly before Palestinian fighters attacked southern Israeli military bases and settlements capturing many Israeli officers and settlers. 

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The number of Israelis captured in the operation was very close to the number predicted in the just-revealed document. 

Citing a previous report by the New York Times, published last January, Al-Jazeera said that “more than a year ago, the Israeli security establishment obtained a secret 40-page document called the Jericho Wall.”

The document further demonstrates the conflict within the Israeli ruling establishment regarding what transpired on October 7 and what the Israeli army, intelligence, and government knew or didn’t know about Hamas’ plans. 

Despite this, last May, Israel’s Channel 12 said that the General Staff of the Israeli army had conducted an inspection of all military sites in the Gaza Division only 72 hours before the Hamas operation, known as Al-Aqsa Flood.

According to the channel, only one military site, the Yiftach, received low marks in terms of its training and preparedness.

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Ongoing Genocide

Currently on trial before the International Court of Justice for genocide against Palestinians, Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 37,347 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,372 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Moreover, at least 7,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip. 

Palestinian and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

The Israeli war has resulted in an acute famine, mostly in northern Gaza, resulting in the death of many Palestinians, mostly children. 

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The Israeli aggression has also resulted in the forceful displacement of nearly two million people from all over the Gaza Strip, with the vast majority of the displaced forced into the densely crowded southern city of Rafah near the border with Egypt – in what has become Palestine’s largest mass exodus since the 1948 Nakba.

Israel says that 1,200 soldiers and civilians were killed during the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation on October 7. Israeli media published reports suggesting that many Israelis were killed on that day by ‘friendly fire’.

(PC, AJA)

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1 Comment

  1. Of course they knew, that’s what happens when Uncle Sam says, ” JUMP! ” …
    you better jump. He’s broke so he needs a war. it’s public information that Biden armed Palestine in September 2023.
    2+2=?????

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