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IDF Ordered Hannibal Directive on October 7 to Prevent Hamas Taking Soldiers Captive

Posted on AllSides July 9th, 2024
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Hani Alshaer, Anadolu Agency

Gaza Division operations and airstrikes in the first hours of October 7 were based on limited information. The first long moments after the Hamas attack was launched were chaotic. Reports were coming in, with their significance not always clear. When their meaning was understood, it was realized that something horrific had taken place.

Communication networks could not keep up with the flow of information, as was the case for soldiers sending these reports. However, the message conveyed at 11:22 A.M. across the Gaza Division network was understood by everyone. "Not...

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