Israeli intelligence was warned about Hamas attack – Financial Times --A detailed report about a possible imminent attack ended up being dismissed as an "imaginary scenario" | 24 Nov 2023 | Israeli intelligence received a detailed report on an impending assault by Hamas shortly before the Palestinian militant group’s actual attack on October 7, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing persons familiar with the matter. The warning, compiled by border sentries – "many of them female soldiers," the FT was told – arrived through secure communication lines to the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the southern command a few weeks before the attack, sources said, without identifying the senior security official. The report contained "specific warnings" on the looming assault, namely Hamas' plans to breach the border at multiple points, enter Israeli territory and seize local settlements, a person with direct knowledge of its contents told FT. The assessment was based on intelligence that included videos of Hamas militants in training. The high-ranking intelligence officer who received the report, however, dismissed the assessment as an "imaginary scenario" and no action was taken.