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IDF Knew of Hamas’s October 7 Plans Weeks Before Massacre: Report

The site of the Supernova music festival on October 12, 2023. AP
The site of the Supernova music festival on October 12, 2023. AP

Intelligence personnel in the IDF’s Southern Command and Gaza Division compiled an outline of Hamas’s plans to kidnap Israeli civilians during an invasion two weeks before the October 7 massacre, according to a report by Kan News.

The Israeli public broadcaster reported that a September 19 summary, titled "Detailed End-to-End Raid Training," described recent exercises taken by the terrorist organization that included attacking military bases, infiltrating Jewish communities, abducting soldiers and civilians, and post-conflict hostage management.

Sources told Kan that the information "was known to the intelligence leadership, at the very least in the Gaza Division."

The operational planning by Hamas was reportedly viewed by military officials as not likely to be successful because the security infrastructure that was constructed in the area two years prior would have made any border incursions unlikely to succeed. However, the defensive measures were successfully breached by the invading jihadists.

The allegations come as The New York Times reported in November that the IDF dismissed similar warnings in July because they thought that large-scale maneuvers were beyond Hamas’s capabilities.

An investigation team looking into the failures that occurred during the events of October 7 is expected to submit a report to the IDF’s Chief of Staff in the coming weeks.

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