Hanegbi: We obviously had erred in believing that Hamas had weakened

National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi speaks to reporters at the Israel Defense Forces' Tel Aviv headquarters, October 14, 2023. (screenshot)
National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi speaks to reporters at the Israel Defense Forces' Tel Aviv headquarters, October 14, 2023. (screenshot)

National Security Council chief Tzachi Hanegbi says that it is obvious Israel made enormous errors and failures in keeping its citizens safe.

Hanegbi says he was obviously mistaken in comments just two weeks ago that Hamas was deterred and weakened after previous IDF military campaigns in the Strip.

“It is of course my mistake, and it shows the mistake of all such authorities for many years,” he says.

Hanegbi says that security forces received “an indication hours before” the attack began, but that the IDF and the Shin Bet believed that it was nothing close to “what we suffered.”

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