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John Kirby Denies U.S. Had Prior Knowledge Of Document Detailing Hamas Attack Plan

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The National Security Council stated that U.S. intelligence did not have prior knowledge of a document detailing Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack plan, after a report revealed that Israeli authorities obtained such information a year ago.

The Israeli military was aware of the plan but dismissed it, leading to public outrage in Israel over the government’s failure to prevent the attack.

The report adds to the outrage, and Israel has resumed nonstop bombardment after a temporary truce ended. (Trending: Bombshell Email Uncovered Between Joe Biden And Hunter)

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said, “Right now, George, they have no indications that we, the United States intelligence community, had any knowledge of that document beforehand or any visibility into it.”

“Now look, Israel — they’ve already talked about this. [Prime Minister] Netanyahu has said that there’s obviously been some failures in the intelligence world when it came to Oct. 7,” he continued.

“They’re going to take a look at this,” explained Kirby.

“They’ll do the forensic. They’ll do that and they’ll do it thoroughly. But right now, certainly on intelligence, the focus has got to be on making sure that Israel has what it needs to go after Hamas leadership,” claimed Biden’s security advisor.

“Intelligence is a mosaic and sometimes you can fashion things together and get a pretty good picture. Other times, there’s pieces of the puzzle that are missing,” said Kirby in an earlier interview.

“As I said, our own intelligence community said that they’ve looked at this. They have no indications at this time that they had any advanced warning of this document or any knowledge of it,” he added.

“We believe that they have been receptive to our messages here in terms of trying to minimalize civilian casualties,” said Kirby.

“And I would tell you, we saw that as they went into north Gaza. They did [it] in a more precise way, a smaller way,” conclcuded the advisor.

More than 700 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza over the last 24 hours, and Israel pulled back its negotiators from Qatar, claiming that Hamas violated the truce agreement.

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