Former head of Shin Bet: The war is over and Hamas remains in power in Gaza

Former head of the Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet), Carmi Gillon, said that the war in Gaza is over, and shooting may stop for 5 or 6 years.

Gilon believed – in an interview with Israeli Channel 12, excerpts of which were published on Thursday – that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) suffered a “strong blow” in this revenge battle, as he told.

But he also said that Hamas “will remain the ruling body in the Gaza Strip as long as there is a void and there is no one to fill it.”

Gillon hoped that there would be a halt in firing for a period of up to 6 years, after which rocket firing from Gaza could resume, but he said that “the story of what happened on October 7 will not be repeated in my opinion,” Referring to the sudden attack by the Palestinian resistance on Israeli military sites and settlements within the Gaza Strip. Operation Al-Aqsa flood.

He said, “In my opinion, the war is over, and the only reason for the Israeli army to remain in the field is to return the hostages (Israeli prisoners in Gaza),” indicating that military pressure is the only thing that will do so. Can do. Return them.

Regarding the Israeli failure on October 7, Gillon – who led the Shin Bet between 1994 and 1996 – said, “Nobody could have imagined this happening. I have no explanation related to intelligence, and “I believe that as the fighting continues and more facts emerge…Hamas's preparation shows that the intelligence failure was colossal.”

Since last October, Israeli forces have been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which as of Thursday had killed 27,199 and wounded 66,139 – according to Palestinian officials, most of them children and women, and caused massive destruction and Unprecedented humanitarian disaster.

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