📢 Israel knew of Hamas attack in advance – US lawmaker Representative Michael McCaul backed up earlier claims that Egypt tipped Israeli officials off to an impending assault.
📆 Three days before the attack by Hamas on Israel, Egyptian authorities warned their Israeli counterparts. US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul shared this with reporters.
🚫 "We know that Egypt warned," McCaul said following a closed-door intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill.
📰 The Associated Press reported that Israeli officials ignored repeated warnings from Cairo. According to a source, the Israeli government felt an attack was unlikely to come from Gaza.
🚀 Hamas militants began firing rockets into Israel from Gaza. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of war and launched airstrikes on Gaza.
🔥 Since then, Israel And Gaza has been under rocket fire Over 1,200 Israelis have died, and 3,200 are injured and even more in Gaza have been killed.
❗ Saturday's surprise attack is seen as a catastrophic failure for Israel's intelligence services.
🙅♂️ Netanyahu has repeatedly denied being informed of Hamas' plans before the onslaught.
📞 Shortly after McCaul spoke, an anonymous Egyptian official said that Cairo's agents had warned their Israeli counterparts.