Israel's Netanyahu swipes at intel chiefs over Hamas, then apologizes

October 30, 2023

He has only said that there would be time to ask tough questions, including of himself, after the war. Israel's military spokesperson, asked about Netanyahu's comments during a daily briefing with reporters, declined to respond, saying: "We are now at war, focused on the war." Netanyahu's now-deleted post had said: "At no time and no stage was a warning given to Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding war intentions of Hamas. Gantz said on X that Netanyahu should retract what he said and let the matter go. Opposition leader Yair Lapid, who was formerly prime minister, said Netanyahu "crossed a red line" with the overnight post.