BOMBSHELL: Israeli Government Ignored Border Security Warnings Months Before Hamas Attack
According to a report by The Times of Israel, Israeli army surveillance troops issued warnings about a potential attack in the lead-up to the October 7, 2023 assault by Hamas on Israel.
Despite these warnings, high level officials in Israel’s intelligence community ignored them and dismissed them as unimportant.
Per eyewitness accounts from soldiers in Israel’s Combat Intelligence Corps, which is tasked with monitoring Israel’s border with Gaza, warnings of Hamas training for a potential attack were issued at least three months beforehand.
Surveillance soldiers stationed at a base in Nahal Oz, which is located one kilometer from Gaza, relayed information on Hamas operatives carrying out training sessions multiple times on a daily basis. These drills consisted of digging holes and placing explosives along the border. Per soldiers, no action was taken as a response to the multiple warnings issues about Hamas activity.
The surveillance soldiers are informally known as “the eyes of the army” as they supply real-time intelligence information to soldiers out on the field of combat, 24 hours daily, seven days per week.
The soldiers depend on several cameras, sensors, and maps to keep tabs on everything that occurs in the 15-30 kilometers of land that they are each tasked with surveillance functions.
Former Israeli intelligence chief Amos Yadlin contended that Israel did not view Hamas as wishing for a conflict. “The paradigm that led to this catastrophic failure was the paradigm that Hamas had become moderate, that it felt accountable to 2 million people in Gaza, that it was rebuilding Gaza, caring for the welfare of the Gazans, and that it was a responsible address.”
Israel is clearly growing through a tense moment in its history. From a big picture perspective, Israel is a young nation, so nasty growing pains are expected. However, the US should not be involved in any effort to prop up the Israeli government under any circumstance.
It’s time to give non-interventionism a chance.