State Comptroller Seeks Diaries of Senior Officials in Probe of Hamas Attack

By Yoni Weiss

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman has requested the diaries of eight senior politicians and military officials as part of his investigation into the failures leading to the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack on Israel, as reported by Kan News on Friday.

The list includes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Shin Bet director Ronen Bar, and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi. Englman has specifically sought agendas and meeting schedules from midnight on Oct. 7, just hours before the Hamas attack began.

In October, IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari acknowledged preliminary signs of an impending attack before Hamas initiated its deadly assault. The IDF estimates that the terrorist group spent between 12 and 18 months planning the attack, with Hamas claiming preparations started two years prior, escalating around the Temple Mount and al-Aqsa mosque.

Over the past four months, media reports and investigations have suggested that the IDF possessed information about the planned attack as early as a year in advance. However, this intelligence report was reportedly dismissed due to perceived unrealistic elements.

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