From The Final Call Newspaper

Israel had forewarning about the October 7 attacks

By Brian E. Muhammad, Staff Writer
- June 25, 2024

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”—John, 8:32

The Zionist State of Israel is in political flux navigating war and growing domestic scrutiny about an unclear war strategy and endgame to its nearly nine-month-old war in Gaza.

Meanwhile, lingering questions still plague Israel about the security breach that bump-started the war in the first place, when Hamas led an unprecedented incursion on illegal Israeli settlements or kibbutzim on October 7, 2023.

According to a June 15 report from Israeli public broadcaster Kan-11 citing a document titled, “Detailed End-to-End Raid Training,” released on Sept. 19, 2023, leaders in the Israeli Intelligence and the Defense Forces (IDF) had foreknowledge that Hamas was preparing for the elaborate move.

But they dismissed the notion as verbal bluster by the Palestinians who they deemed incapable of penetrating Israel’s high-tech border wall. But on Oct. 7, the impenetrable was penetrated. There has been controversy ever since, whether the breach of the most fortified border worldwide was really an intelligence failure or something more sinister.
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During a February 25 address titled ‘What Does Allah, The Great Mahdi and The Great Messiah Have To Say About The War In The Middle East?’ the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, attributed the breach to an intentional plan involving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s having foreknowledge about it.

“Here is what happened in Palestine. They chose October the 7th, the birth day of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” said Minister Farrakhan, referring to his teacher. For decades both men have shared Divine guidance and warning to the nations and leaders of the world concerning the events of the time.

“A real fight went on. That was not fake! That action was real. And I’m looking back at the face of Netanyahu; and I am not sure that even though they were sure of the outcome, they never thought they would suffer what they suffered,” said Minister Farrakhan.

Israel has an “Iron Dome” missile defense system where incoming rockets are intercepted. That day, Hamas sent 5,000 missiles, and all were not intercepted. The Iron Dome failed. In the most fortified nation in the world, there were 22 breaks in its impregnable wall.

“You put a cat on that wall, and several means of protection will come out at once! They have automatic machine gun fire; they have balloons, they have drones, they have weaponry! But none of that was brought to bear on the 7th of October. The truth is there was a stand-down that allowed these things to happen,” Minister Farrakhan stated.

The Muslim leader, whose February 25 message was broadcast via internet worldwide said that Mr. Netanyahu allowed the plans of Hamas to go through with the intention of creating a second “Nakba”—when over 700,000 Palestinians were forcefully displaced in the 1948 creation of Israel. The Minister also said the move was the pretext to force a new reality on Gaza and genocidal actions on the Palestinian people.

“He (Netanyahu) already knew what Hamas was going to do because he sanctioned it,” he said.

In a communication Minister Farrakhan received from his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad—while being quiet about the war in Gaza—he was shown a picture of Netanyahu and members of the Israeli prime minister’s war cabinet proposing a toast to the Jews who lived outside of the walls that separated Gazans from Israelis.

“In the middle of the night, I received a picture of the prime minister of Israel. A big picture! And he (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) wanted me to study that man,” Minister Farrakhan said on Feb. 25.

“They were toasting the innocence of Jews that on the 7th of October would be martyred. They were being martyred because he knew their plans, and he used their plans to help Hamas do what it did because he had in his mind a second Nakba,” the Minister continued.

“But Netanyahu had in mind that he was going to use the pain of their loss to destroy the whole Palestinian community, not only in Gaza but the West Bank, East Jerusalem,” he said.

Minister Farrakhan explained that the subsequent war in Gaza was a genocidal attack that Mr. Netanyahu knew would preserve his place as a great Jewish leader.

“People do strange things when their hatred is so great of the people that they are killing; that their intention was to cleanse Gaza of every Palestinian that lived there and cleanse the West Bank and East Jerusalem so that Israel would not be bothered with Palestinians anymore,” Minister Farrakhan reasoned.

The Oct. 7 attack resulted in 1,200 dead and 250 mostly Israelis taken captive. Currently, despite outrage and the Zionist State becoming more isolated globally, there is no foreseeable end of the war that slaughtered a disproportionate 37,000-plus Palestinians. To this day within Israel there has not been an accounting for what happened that night.

“There is a division between the military and the politicians,” said Wafic Faour, a Palestinian rights activist with Vermonters For Palestine.

He told The Final Call there is blame-shifting between the Israeli government, intelligence, military, and a refusal to take responsibility for the outcomes of Oct. 7. The politicians are pointing the finger at the military and the military is blaming the politicians for dismissing the possibility, despite intel saying otherwise. None want to recognize they completely failed that night and in the subsequent war.

None of Israel’s major war goals were achieved, said Mr. Faour. Finishing Hamas, capturing or killing its leaders, freeing all Israeli hostages, and establishing a government alternative to Hamas for Gaza are non-existing. “This is the major failure,” he says. “But as you know, in wars victory has 1,000 fathers, and defeat is an orphan,” Mr. Faour added.

While blame-shifting about Oct. 7 continues, inner rifts over the ongoing war are also showing. In remarks on Israeli television, the IDF spokesman admitted Hamas will not be obliterated, which is one of Israel’s chief aims.

“This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear—it’s simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public,” Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, IDF spokesperson, told Israel’s Channel 13 TV on June 19. “Hamas is an idea; Hamas is a party. It’s rooted in the hearts of the people— whoever thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong.”

After Mr. Netanyahu’s office expressed ire over the comments, the IDF issued a clarifying statement explaining that Mr. Hagari was referring to the destruction of Hamas as an ideology.

Meanwhile, as finger-pointing and blame shifting about Oct. 7, the emergency coalition government set up to address the war is crumbling. On June 18, Mr. Netanyahu abolished the special war cabinet established after Israel declared war the day after Hamas and others converged into the occupier settlements.

The disbandment came days after Benny Gantz, Mr. Netanyahu’s chief political rival and a former defense minister, quit the six-member cabinet on June 9.

Mr. Gantz grew frustrated with Mr. Netanyahu’s inaction on critical questions like the “day after” the war’s end. In May, Mr. Gantz gave the prime minister a June 8 deadline to produce a formal plan for a post-Hamas Gaza, which never materialized.

People stand outside a mosque destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Oct.8, 2023. The Hamas militants broke out of the blockaded Gaza Strip and rampaged through nearby Israeli communities, taking captives, while Israel’s retaliation strikes leveled buildings in Gaza. (AP Photo/Yousef Masoud)

In addition, Mr. Gantz submitted to government a proposal to form a state commission of inquiry into the Oct. 7 situation; Israel’s conduct in the Gaza war it precipitated; and an investigation of the preparation, alertness and readiness of the security and intelligence agencies right before Oct. 7.

Questions have been raised in the media since the early weeks of the war. Mr. Gantz was defense minister when the “Iron Wall” on the border was completed in 2021, and described it as “a creative, technological project of the first order,” that places “a wall of iron, sensors and concrete” between Gaza and residents of southern Israel. However, a wider agenda is playing out to why the war cannot end.

Minister Farrakhan pointed out in his address that Israel now sees billions of dollars of oil wealth under Gaza and they want to build a canal larger than Egypt’s Suez Canal and take advantage of that wealth. And along with the land resource in Gaza is the long-held desire to annex several states in what they want as “Greater Israel,” including Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

“Do you know about that? That man already has over 400 nuclear bombs sitting in the desert in Dimona, Israel, under where my Hebrew Israelite family stayed,” Minister Farrakhan told the capacity audience in Detroit during his message.

“That’s a lot of weapons. And they, now, feel that they are the power in the Middle East, and they are,” stated Minister Farrakhan, explaining what Israel is ultimately after.

Now the world is waking up to the truth of what the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan shared Feb. 25 from what the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave to him through what Allah (God) revealed.

To view, hear and study the Saviours’ Day 2024 message by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan titled, “What Does Allah, The Great Mahdi and The Great Messiah Have To Say About The War In The Middle East?” visit