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Israeli authorities came into possession of a 40-page document, covertly named “Jericho Wall,” laying out Hamas’s battle strategy for a terrorist attack on October 7 more than a year before it happened. The plan intricately outlined a devastating invasion. Despite possessing this information, Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed it as overly ambitious, deeming it beyond Hamas’s execution capabilities.
The document, translated and reviewed by The New York Times, didn’t specify the attack date but provided a blueprint for overwhelming Gaza Strip fortifications, seizing Israeli cities, and storming key military bases. The orchestrated attack on October 7 followed this exact plan prompting inquiries into how Hamas acquired such detailed intelligence, including information on Israeli military forces and communication hubs.
The document, circulated widely among Israeli military and intelligence leaders, raises concerns about potential leaks within the Israeli security establishment. The extent to which top political figures, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were aware of the document remains uncertain, but what is certain is that this plan lead to a tragic outcome resulting in around 1,200 casualties in one day and thousands more as Israel counterattacked.
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