Secret documents included Hamas operatives attacking using parachutes (social media)
The New York Times reported on Thursday that classified documents revealed that more than a year ago, Israeli officials obtained a plan attributed to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) aimed at carrying out an unprecedented attack against Israel. But they considered this scenario difficult to implement.
Israeli military intelligence obtained a Hamas document, consisting of about 40 pages, detailing a large-scale attack, very similar to the attack carried out by the group on October 7.
The New York Times also reported that Israeli military and intelligence officials refused to endorse the plan, calling it "unrealistic" as they considered it extremely difficult to implement by Hamas.
This document was circulated in the intelligence community under the name "Jericho Wall". The document did not specify a date for any possible attack, but specified precise points for targeting cities and military bases.
More specifically, the document referred to an attack involving the launch of missiles and the use of drones to destroy security cameras and automatic defense systems. This is followed by fighters crossing on foot to the Israeli side and using parachutes and cars, which greatly describes the events that took place during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.
According to an internal IDF document, it was not possible to determine whether the Hamas leadership had fully approved the plan, how it could be translated into reality, and how it could be practically achieved.
On Oct. 1200, the Palestinian resistance launched an unprecedented attack on Israel in an operation dubbed the "Al-Aqsa Flood," which killed about <>,<> people in Israel, according to authorities.
Warning on Hamas Drills
In July, an analyst from Elite Intelligence Unit 8200 warned that Hamas's military exercises were very similar to the plan for the attack mentioned in the Jericho Wall document, but a colonel in the military division responsible for the Gaza Strip dismissed the scenario as "completely fanciful."
In encrypted emails seen by the newspaper, the military analyst coined a phrase that categorically denies the idea that this scenario is mere "fiction." "It's a war plan," she said, not just an attack "on a village."
"We had a similar experience 50 years ago on the southern front, in a scenario that seemed fanciful. History can be repeated if we are not careful," he said, alluding to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
The New York Times reported that despite the spread of the Jericho Wall document within Israel's military leadership, it is not known whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government have seen it.
Source: New York Times