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Israel’s top military intelligence chief has announced his intentions to resign due to his leadership leading up to the October 7 attacks, which killed over 1,100 people. 

Major General Aharon Haliva, head of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate, proposed his resignation following what has been deemed a significant intelligence failure. The decision, coordinated with Israeli Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi and approved by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, was confirmed through a military Telegram post.

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Haliva will remain in his position until a successor is designated. In a statement, Haliva said, “I carry that black day with me ever since, day after day, night after night. I will carry the pain with me forever.” He acknowledged that his command “did not live up to the task” on October 7.

Haliva has also called for a formal inquiry, encouraging the creation of an “official investigative committee to review in a ‘comprehensive’ manner what happened on October 7.”  


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