Generals in the Israeli reserve and former officials agreed that Israel faces a major problem of lack of confidence in the army following the events of last October 7, in reference to the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation.
In this context, lawyer Royal Sweden – a former member of the Knesset – said that Israel received a major blow on October 7, 2023, and one of its most prominent results was the loss of confidence in the army, which was not present during the critical hours, “We received a strong and difficult blow.” very”.
She added that when we start a war, everyone must know that it will be long, and that it will have high costs, and “we must realize that we live in a very difficult place in the jungle of the Middle East, but we must prove to everyone that we are tigers and not cats in this jungle.”
In turn, Moshe Shnosky, former director of Radio Gali, spoke about the state of terror controlling the residents of the Gaza Strip, and said, “If someone thinks that the presence of one terrorist in Gaza will prevent me from living in the Gaza Strip, this means that Hamas has won.”
He went on to stress that talking about the absence of “terrorists” in the north or south is impractical, and that frightened people cannot be forced to return to their places of residence in the north and south, and if that happened, Hamas would have been victorious.
The Israeli media also highlighted an incident that occurred at 11 p.m. with an army general who was on his way to a warehouse in the Gaza Strip, but the soldiers stopped him and told him that they wanted to obtain permission for him to pass. However, the general, who was in a hurry, refused to comply with the soldiers’ request. He tried to continue driving in his military car, but one of the soldiers blocked his car and fired gunshots into the air, but the general insisted on moving forward, and shouted at the soldiers, asking them to get out of his way.
According to the Israeli media, the army leadership vowed to open an investigation into the incident after the end of the war, and officials and former military personnel considered that the incident indicated a high state of tension in Israel and in the military establishment.