Shin Bet dismissed Gaza source’s tip on plans, timing of major Hamas attack

Months before Hamas’s October 7 onslaught, the Shin Bet security service received intelligence that the Palestinian terror group was planning to carry out “a big move” shortly after the Jewish High Holy Days — but the information was cast as insignificant, a report said Wednesday evening.

The Shin Bet got the tip during the summer from a human source in the Gaza Strip who warned Hamas was planning to attack during the week after the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur, Channel 12 news reported, citing sources in the security agency.

Yom Kippur was marked this year on September 25, a Monday. Twelve days later, thousands of Hamas terrorists carried out an unprecedented assault on southern Israel, in which they massacred some 1,200 people and kidnapped over 240 hostages.