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The US did not know Hamas was preparing an attack on Israel

Dec 3, 2023

There is no indication that U.S. intelligence knew about Hamas' plan to attack Israel


This was stated by the coordinator of the US National Security Council, John Kirby, RBC-Ukraine reports citing NBC News.

According to Kirby, the US intelligence community reported that it did not know about Hamas's plan to attack Israel.

Recently, the New York Times reported that Israeli officials received Hamas's plans for the October 7 attack more than a year before it happened, citing documents, emails, and interviews.

The newspaper reported that the document was circulated among Israeli military and intelligence officials, but experts dismissed the plan as too complex for Hamas to execute.

"The intelligence community has indicated that they have not had access to this document. There is no indication at this point that they had access to this document in advance," Kirby said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 04/12/2023

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