The former Mossad admits that the barrage of rockets launched by the Resistance had exceeded all expectations.
Oct 8, 2023
The former chief of Mossad, Efraim Halevy, spoke to CNN‘s Wolf Blitzer about the Palestinian Resistance’s most recent operation against the Israeli occupation.
Halevy expressed astonishment at the suddenness and scale of the rocket attacks launched by the Palestinian Resistance throughout the day.
“We had no warning of any kind, and it was a total surprise that the war broke out this morning,” said Halevy, reflecting the shock felt within Israeli intelligence circles.
The former Mossad head revealed that the barrage of rockets launched by the Resistance had exceeded all expectations.
“The number of missiles they have launched within less than 24 hours is over 3,000. This is beyond imagination from our point of view, and we didn’t know they had this quantity of missiles, and we certainly didn’t expect that they would be as effective as they were today,” Halevy remarked.
Moreover, Halevy described the sheer volume of rockets fired by Palestinian fighters on that fateful Saturday morning as “never seen before.”
The attack was unprecedented, he said, marking the first time Gaza fighters had gone deep into the occupied Palestinian territories and taken control of villages. “As an operation, it was highly successful, unfortunately. I think it was well coordinated,” Halevy noted.
Halevy, moreover, claimed that the rockets were likely manufactured within the Gaza Strip and smuggled in by sea, evading Israeli detection. He suggested that Hamas may have conducted “trial training” without alerting Israeli forces to their intentions.
“We didn’t have an inkling of what was going on,” Halevy emphasized, underlining the surprise factor that had left Israeli intelligence blindsided by the meticulously planned and executed assault.
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