Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu issues apology for blaming intelligence officials over Hamas attack

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called out his intelligence official for not warning him ahead of  the deadly attacks carried out by Hamas on October 7, however, just 10 hours later, the PM retracted those remarks and issued an apology the same.

“I was wrong,” Netanyahu wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday. “Things I said following the press conference should not have been said I apologize for that.”

He assured his support to all the heads of the security arms by strengthening the Chief of Staff and the soldiers fighting for their country on the front lines of the war.

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The apology comes just 10 hours after he posed a scathing rebuke against his own intelligence officials, while simultaneously abdicating any blame.

His deleted post on X read, “At no time and no stage was a warning given to Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the war intentions of Hamas.” He continued that all the security officials were under the false impression of Hamas being interest in an arrangement.

Israel’s intelligence failures ahead of October 7 assault have rattled the citizens, with many blaming the Netanyahu government for failing to anticipate and prepare for what became the deadliest attack in over five decades.