“How did Hamas handle to catch us off-guard? There have been a collection of failures on that day. Initially, there was the intelligence failure that we weren’t anticipating the assault when it got here and we have been caught off-guard and we paid a heavy value in blood for that failure”, he informed reporters in a webinar organised by Israel-Asia Middle.
“The scope of the bloodshed was significantly horrific for the Israelis. We had total households, and civilians, shot by Hamas terrorists. They got here into farming villages and so they opened computerized hearth and massacred communities”, Regev stated elaborating on the dastardly assaults which have shaken your complete inhabitants within the Jewish state. “We actually noticed horrible brutal violence in opposition to our folks and we weren’t ready for it”, he acknowledged.
The senior adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister stated that in addition to the unique failure of not having a warning on the assault forward of time, there are additionally different questions within the aftermath which are troublesome and require consideration.
“Why is it that the terrorists succeeded in storming into Israel, from their viewpoint, efficiently? How did they cross the frontier which is meant to be a guarded and guarded frontier? And as soon as they have been on our aspect of the frontier butchering our civilian inhabitants, how is it that it took so lengthy to scrub up the territory to take away the terrorist menace?”, he identified within the first such elaborate acceptance of the failures of the Israeli safety equipment by such a senior official. Regev has up to now served as the federal government’s spokesperson on the international ministry and the PMO and likewise served as Israel’s Ambassador to the UK. “So all these questions have to be addressed as a result of they’re good questions. And finally Israel is robust and we’re robust sufficient to confess our failures. We’ve to cope with these failures and now we have to study our classes”, he stated in candid admissions.
Drawing parallels with the Yom Kippur Battle of 1973, fifty years in the past when Israel was additionally taken without warning, the senior adviser identified that Israel had an elaborate public enquiry by a State Fee and a number of other of these chargeable for the failures needed to pay a value for it.
“Previously, 50 years in the past was the 1973 Yom Kippur Battle after which, like on October 7, Israel was taken without warning and when the battle was over and we received it, we had a complete public enquiry headed by a State Fee of enquiry led by a Supreme Court docket justice and former army Chief of Staffs within the Fee”, he famous.
“They made a radical investigation and there have been a complete lot of army officers and others who paid for the errors. It additionally had political ramifications. In some ways (then PM) Golda Meir’s resignation in 1974 is as a result of Yom Kippur battle”, Regev stated.
“So I do not know what will occur this time however I’m certain that Israel will look into all of the failures. We’ll achieve this objectively and I feel classes will likely be learnt”, he burdened.
The Head of Israel’s inner safety company, Shin Wager, the Chief of Employees and the Defence Minister have all accepted accountability for the failures of October 7, however Prime Minister Netanyahu has adamantly refused to take action.
He has merely stated that lots of people must face a number of troublesome questions after the battle, together with him.