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Protesters demanding a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip hold pictures of hostages being held in the Gaza Strip and killed Palestinians. Photo: Mahmoud Illean / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 22.04.2024 09:51:34

Policy: He is the first high-ranking figure in Israeli government to resign over the mistakes made in connection with the Hamas attack.

The Israeli military (IDF) says in a statement that Haliva’s application for resignation has been approved and that they thank him for his service. Haliva is involved in the military’s internal investigation into the mistakes that led to Hamas succeeding in attacking Israel, writes Times of Israel.

The result of the investigation is expected to be presented to the IDF at the beginning of June.

Haliva already said in October, shortly after the attack, that he took the blame for not having prevented the attack, which broke through Israel’s defenses. His departure could open the way for several high-ranking figures in Israeli security services to also resign as a result of the attack.

Around 1,140 people were killed in the Hamas attack against Israel, in addition to the fact that just under 250 people were abducted to the Gaza Strip. Since then, around 34,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian health authorities.

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