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Haaretz: Israeli Officials OK’d Using Hannibal Directive to Turn Border Area on Oct. 7 into “Extermination Zone”

HeadlineJul 08, 2024

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has revealed new details about how Israeli military officials ordered repeated attacks inside Israel on October 7 in an effort to prevent Hamas from taking hostages into Gaza. It remains unknown how many Israelis killed on that day were actually killed by Israeli forces implementing what is known as the Hannibal Directive. One military source told Haaretz, “The instruction was to turn the area of ​​the fence into an extermination zone, to close the line of contact towards the west.”

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