Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had intelligence data about a possible Hamas attack on Israel, said Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid, AFP reported on October 29.
“I raised an unusual warning about severe outbreaks of violence in several places. The intelligence documents I relied on were also given to Netanyahu. Those who provided the intelligence are the same members of the security system that Netanyahu now accuses of failing to warn of the danger,” Lapid said.
Lapid said Netanyahu crossed some kind of “red line” when he held the army and intelligence services responsible for Israel’s unpreparedness to repel the October 7 Hamas attack.
Lapid demanded an apology from Netanyahu for his comments because his attempts to evade responsibility and shift blame to the security agencies weakened the IDF.
On October 29, Netanyahu’s press office said he had received no warnings that Hamas was preparing an October 7 attack.
“All the security hierarchy, including the head of the ‘Shin Bet’ and the head of IDF military intelligence, believed that Hamas was deterred and was interested in an agreement,” the statement said.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency