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Middle East Crisis Live: IDF Military Intelligence Head Resigns Over 7 October Failures

Israeli military intelligence head Aharon Haliva resigns over 7 October failuresAharon Haliva, who was the general in command of the IDF’s military intelligence directorate on 7 October, has resigned over the failure of Israel’s military to prevent the attack inside southern Israel by Hamas that day, according to Israeli media reports.

Haliva had already indicated he would step down after the war was concluded, and looks set to stay in the role until a replacement is appointed, but Hebrew news outlet Ynet has published an image of his resignation letter.

The IDF confirms that Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate, will resign over his role in the failures that led to Hamas’s October 7 onslaught.

Haliva will step down and resign from the military once a replacement is appoint, the IDF says.

— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) April 22, 2024 Haliva had already described 7 October as “an intelligence failure”, saying “the IDF under my command failed to warn of the terrorist attack carried out by Hamas.”

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