Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said that the army received intelligence signals indicating that there were preparations the night before the attacks from the besieged Gaza Strip.
This came as an assessment of the criticisms related to the presence of security weakness during the attacks launched by Palestinian factions on the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip on October 7.
He continued: “There was no concrete intelligence warning about this incident… There were a group of intelligence signals the night before, but not about such a step”.
Hagari reported that the army targeted the homes and bases of the elite forces of the al Qassam Brigades, which participated in the attacks on the Israeli settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip.
He confirmed that the Israeli army is making preparations in anticipation of a possible attack from the north on the border with Lebanese territory where Hezbollah is active.
Israeli Minister, Yisrael Katz, stipulated that the Israeli prisoners return to their homes, so that water, electricity, and fuel could be extended to the Gaza Strip.
His statements, which were reported by Israeli media, came in response to a question about humanitarian aid to Gaza.
He said, “No power line will be operated, no water tap will be opened, or any fuel truck will enter until the kidnapped Israelis return to their homes”.
He added, “A humanitarian step in exchange for a humanitarian step, and we won’t receive sermons from anyone”.
At dawn on Saturday, Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza launched Operation al Aqsa Flood, in response to the continuing attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people, their property, and their sanctities, especially al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
On the other hand, the Israeli army launched Operation “Iron Swords” and continues to launch intensive raids for the fifth day in a row on many areas in the Gaza Strip, which is inhabited by more than two million Palestinians who suffer from deteriorating living conditions as a result of an ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.