Netanyahu after firestorm over post blaming security chiefs for October 7 failure: ‘I was wrong, I apologize’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized after the backlash he caused a statement in which he blasted the Shin Bet and the Army for inaction on October 7.
Netanyahu retracted on Sunday morning after first “taking down” the related post from Twitter and apologized for “things that shouldn’t have been said”.
“I was wrong. Things I said after the press conference should not have been said and I apologize for that. I offer full support to all security chiefs. I support the Chief of Staff and the IDF commanders and soldiers who are on the frontlines fighting for our home. Together we will win,” Netanyahu wrote.
Late on Saturday night, Netanyahu published a post on the X platform (formerly Twitter), insisting that he had never received warnings of Hamas’ “warlike intentions” at any stage and added that “all security services, including the head of military intelligence and the head of the Shin Bet, was of the opinion that Hamas was deterred and wanted to reach an agreement.”
i was wrong things I said after the press conference לא היו היו להיאמר and I apologize for that. I fully support all branches of security. I strengthen the הרמטכ״ל and the commanders and soldiers of the צה״ל who are at the front and fight for the house. together נצחח
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 29, 2023
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