Tension in the Middle East, October 7 and that attack carried out without Netanyahu’s knowledge: “I wasn’t warned.” Then he turns around…


By John

Disagreement among Israel’s leaders over responsibility for the surprise attack by Hamas on 7 October. On Facebook Netanyahu wrote that he was not warned by military intelligence or the Shin Bet (internal security) on the possibility of a war by Hamas. The military radio replied that it instead received warnings about the possibility of attacks by the Iran-Hezbollah-Hamas axis, which had become “more aggressive” due to the tensions in Israel. The centrist leader Benny Gantz (who is part of the national emergency government) defended the military leaders and asked the prime minister to withdraw his statements … and was satisfied. “I was wrong. The things I said after the press conference should not have been said and I apologize for that,” Netanyahu corrected.