Israel’s top intelligence chief resigns over Oct. 7

by ian

A major shakeup occurred in Israel’s leadership.

The country’s top security official resigned this morning over catastrophic intelligence failures leading up to Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack. Major General Aharon Haliva said in his resignation letter that, the intelligence directorate under his command did not live up to the task he was entrusted with.

He is the first senior Israeli leader to step down over the attack in which 1,200 people were murdered and 250 others kidnapped. He said “I carry that black day with me ever since. . . I will carry the horrible pain of the war with me forever.”

His resignation was widely expected and could be the first of many to come.