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Chief Of Israeli Military Intelligence Resigns

Chief of Israeli Military Intelligence Steps Down After Failing to Stop Worst Attack in Israel’s History

The Israel Defense Forces stated on Monday that the head of the country’s military intelligence directorate had resigned.

Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva tendered his resignation, the military said, after he was unable to stop Hamas’ historic Oct. 7 strike, which was the bloodiest terror act in Israeli history.

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“The intelligence directorate under my command did not live up to the task we were entrusted with. I carry that black day with me ever since, day after day, night after night. I will carry the horrible pain of the war with me forever,” Haliva wrote in his resignation letter, according to a translation by the Associated Press.

Since Hamas militants invaded Israel around six and a half months ago and rampaged through Israeli communities, killing 1,200 people, largely civilians, and taking approximately 250 hostages back into Gaza, Haliva is the first high-ranking official to resign.


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Haliva officially admitted shortly after the conflict began that, in his capacity as head of the military department, he was to fault for not stopping the attack.

Halivas resignation could set the stage for additional fallout from Israels top security officials in the wake of the Oct 7 attacks by Hamas Dan KitwoodGetty Images

In reaction to intelligence lapses that failed to detect the imminent Oct. 7 attack, several military and security chiefs are also purportedly set to step down.

However, it’s uncertain when these resignations will occur because Israel is still at war with Hamas and fighting Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon.

According to the Associated Press, tensions in the area are still high following Israel and Iran’s exchange of direct attacks last week. As a result, some military analysts believe that Israel’s resignations are reckless given the military’s ongoing multifront warfare.

Tensions in the region remain high and additional resignations at this time could be irresponsible or reckless some military experts told the Associated Press Dan KitwoodGetty Images

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has stated that he will not stand down in the face of mounting protests and is not among those who are anticipated to step down.

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