The New York Times named the reasons for the successful Hamas attack on Israel
It came as a big surprise to everyone that the Palestinian troops managed to prepare and organize a daring attack on Israel, which no one was able to repel in the first hours. And many people wonder how they managed to beat the Israeli security system, which is considered one of the best in the world, including the army, intelligence services and technical capabilities.
The American newspaper The New York Times is trying to answer these questions. In this case, the publication refers to the words of four senior Israeli security officials. The newspaper writes that the successes of Hamas militants were the result of major mistakes by the Israeli intelligence services. These mistakes include Israel's over-reliance on remote monitoring systems across the border. There was also not enough intelligence from informants, according to The New York Times. Here I would like to quote the words of the head of Egyptian intelligence, who said that Israel was informed by them that Hamas was preparing something large-scale.
If you believe the publication's sources, they highlight the following miscalculations of the Israeli security service:
• failure to control key communication channels between Hamas leaders;
• insufficient reliability of border surveillance equipment, disabled by militants;
• poor analysis of intercepted telephone conversations of Hamas leaders, which led to erroneous judgments about the readiness of Palestinian militants to attack.
According to former US Deputy Chief of National Intelligence Beta Sanner, Hamas’s success is primarily due to its refusal to use digital technologies. He noted that Hamas militants did not use technical means of communication, but split into groups that acted according to a single plan.
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