Hamas: ‘The occupation intelligence services utterly failed’

The terror groups responded to the news about the investigation results of the botched IDF commando raid last year.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV,
July 9, 2019 11:01
Hamas members

Hamas members. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The Hamas terror group slammed Israeli security forces on Monday claiming the result of the IDF investigation into the botched IDF commando raid in 2018 is “an utter failure by the occupation intelligence services.”

A senior commander in the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate has left his post over a botched raid by special forces in the southern Gaza Strip last year, the second high-ranking officer to do so.

According to a report by Yediot Aharonot, Brig.-Gen. “G,” who served as commander of the Intelligence Directorate’s Special Operations Division, quit after learning from media reports two months ago that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi asked his predecessor to replace him and rehabilitate the elite unit.     

Hamas officials said that the failure of the operation spells “Gazan soil is forbidden for Zionists.”

Palestinian media pointed out top Israeli security officials were in charge of the operation, including former IDF Chief of Staff and the head of Shin Bet.


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