Top Israeli officials had 'urgent' meeting hours before Resistance op.
The Israeli top political and military officials discussed a possible operation by the Resistance just hours before Al-Aqsa Flood was launched on October 7 morning.
Israeli media has revealed further details and discussions within the Israeli military apparatus in the months, days, and hours leading up to the Resistance operation on October 7.
The Haaretz newspaper quoted Israeli officials who stated that top Israeli military leaders held urgent consultations on the night preceding the Al-Aqsa Flood regarding a "possible attack by the Hamas movement."
Moreover, it reported that the military did not cancel the Nova music festival despite intelligence warnings about the potential operation.
Attendees of the meeting at the Ministry of Security concluded that Hamas was "conducting exercises on the Gaza border and not preparing for an attack."
Just days ago, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth provided new details about the Israeli security failure highlighted by the Resistance operation, confirming a significant failure in Israeli security assessments regarding "Hamas's intentions not to escalate."
The newspaper revealed in a report by its military analyst, Yossi Yehoshua, that senior Israeli officials, including the commander of the Israeli Air Force, Aluf Amikam Norkin, and the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate Aman, Aharon Haliva, were excluded from a high-level consultation session held on the last night before the Palestinian Resistance carried out the operation.
On its part, the British newspaper The Guardian stated that the Israeli army has come to the conclusion that "Hamas has been planning for years and has drawn up detailed plans with the help of spies from within the occupied territories to prepare for the Al-Aqsa Flood operation.
Last week, The New York Times reported that "Israeli officials had received a detailed 40-page blueprint laying out the planned operation one year before it took place, but it was dismissed as too difficult for Hamas to execute.
On October 7, the chief of the Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Al-Daif, announced the launching of the Al-Aqsa Flood operation, which the Palestinian Resistance initiated by launching thousands of missiles and shells during the first strike. Fighters then advanced towards Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip envelope, seizing Israeli military bases and settlements, and engaging in confrontations that resulted in hundreds of casualties and prisoners.
Shortly after the successful operation, Israeli acknowledgments of the achievements of the Resistance increased, with the Israeli media noting that the Resistance had succeeded in creating a significant surprise, both on land, sea, and air, describing the battle as "the biggest strategic event the Palestinian arena has witnessed."
Meanwhile, Israeli officials continue to exchange blame, holding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the failure to protect settlements and Israelis by preventing the operation.