Evaluating the criticism that there was a security weakness in the attacks launched by Palestinian groups from Gaza on October 7, Israeli Army Spokesman Hagari said, "There was no concrete intelligence warning about this incident. We could not comprehend such an event. There were some intelligence signs the night before, but not such a move. We will investigate everything in depth."
Hagari said they struck the homes and bases of the elite commando units of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, which participated in attacks on Israeli settlements in the surrounding area from the Gaza Strip.
Hagari said that they received information from the wounded Palestinian armed elements about "tunnels, launching pads, gathering points, military positions" inside Gaza, adding that they will settle accounts with everyone who participated in the attack.
The spokesperson said that the Israeli army is preparing for a possible attack from the north, adding that soldiers are patrolling around the settlements in the region, setting up checkpoints, preparing traps in the terrain and that the region will be reinforced with more troops.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army said in a written statement that Mohammed Abu Shamla, the senior leader of Kassam's naval units, was killed in the night attacks on Rafah town in the Gaza Strip. The statement claimed that Shamla's house was hiding ammunition to be used in naval attacks.