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IDF knew weeks before Oct. 7 of Hamas plan to take 200 hostages

(JNS) — Intelligence documents compiled by the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza Division only three weeks before Oct. 7 warned that Hamas was preparing for a massive cross-border attack during which at least 200 hostages would be taken, according to Israeli media reports.

The memo, which was internally circulated on Sept. 19, was brought to the attention of at least some top intelligence officials in the military’s Southern Command, Israel’s Kan News reported on Monday night.

The document detailed drills by the Gaza terrorist group’s Nukhba force, which practiced raids on Israeli towns and army bas...

 

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