Fighters from the Qassam Brigades on their way to the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip on the seventh of last October (French)

The Jerusalem Post published on Friday a report on Israel's intelligence failure when Hamas surprised it by launching the battle of the Al-Aqsa flood on the seventh of last October.

The newspaper, citing Israeli security sources, reviewed the failures of the Israeli security services, including Military Intelligence (Aman), the Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) and Foreign Intelligence (Mossad) in monitoring indicators that predict the attack that targeted military headquarters and settlements in the Gaza envelope, and the Hamas leadership's circumvention of intelligence surveillance from the Israeli side.

The Jerusalem Post quoted an Israeli security source as saying that Hamas ideally deceived Israel before the October 7 attack, and that the military was blind and strategically failed.

The security source said that Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar and Qassam Brigades commander Muhammad al-Deif had knowledge of intelligence surveillance and delivered the messages in secret ways.

According to the source, Sinwar and Deif had knowledge of close surveillance by Israeli intelligence services and used covert methods to deliver messages.

The security source also said that neither Military Intelligence, nor the Mossad nor the Shin Bet understood this, otherwise they would not have left the border unguarded and without any initial response from the ground or air on the seventh of last October.

The newspaper quoted security sources as saying that some of the Israeli spy tools planted during an operation carried out by the Israeli army in 2018 in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip fell into the hands of Hamas, and that it may have been able to decipher them with the help of Iran.

Source: Israeli Press