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New York Times: Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago

1-12-2023 | Israeli officials dismissed it as aspirational and ignored specific warnings

Israeli authorities acquired Hamas battle plans outlining the terrorist group’s bloody Oct. 7 attack a year before it happened — but Israeli military and intelligence officials brushed aside what was deemed a “totally imaginative” plan impossible to carry out, according to a report.

The 40-page blueprint — dubbed the “Jericho Wall” by Israeli officials — mapped out major details of the invasion that led to the deadliest day in Israel’s history, but did not specify a date for when such an attack would be launched, the New York Times reported Thursday, citing documents, emails and interviews.

Israeli officials leafed through the 40-page document just three months before the terror attack that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people in Israel and the kidnapping of another 240.

“Surprise them through the gate. If you do, you will certainly prevail,” the top of the document states — a quote from the Quran that Hamas has widely repeated since the attack.

The plans included a barrage of rockets to force Israeli soldiers into bunkers and drones to knock out security cameras — tactics used in the Oct. 7 invasion.

Source: New York Post