Security Officer At Nova Festival: ‘I Was Warned Something Might Happen On Sukkot’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a shocking revelation which aroused speculation about what was known about Hamas plans prior to October 7th, Elkana Federman, the chief security officer at the Nova music festival in Re’im, told Channel 14 News about a warning he had received from a fellow guard who was a soldier in the Gaza Division. The soldier called him up prior to the festival and told him that “something is going to happen on Sukkot.”

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“I had a guard at the festival who had served in the Re’im Division, and a week before the festival he sent me a voice message saying ‘Elkana, something is going to happen over Sukkot. I just wanted to let you know, there are a lot of warnings. The situation around Gaza isn’t the brightest, so I wanted to warn you. Something could happen, it could also be that nothing will.’ He liked to speak with me in codes.”

Recording received by Federman before Sukkot

Federman relates how he responded: “I passed the recording on [to the IDF], and they told me everything was all right, that the army would be able to handle whatever needed to be addressed and that there were always alerts and that everything was fine. I did my part – I’m just a security guard, there was nothing in my purview that I could have changed.”

After the Nova massacre, in which Federman was injured, he called the guard who had warned him from his hospital bed. “I told him ‘I wanted to talk to you about that recording you sent me a week before the festival, you were speaking in codes. Tell me exactly what they said to you.’

“He told me ‘Elkana, they told me there was going to be an invasion, and that they were planning to take over towns. I just wasn’t allowed to tell you that.’”

Federman, who was wounded but succeeded in eliminating 15 terrorists at the Nova festival and saving many lives, has now fully recovered and even volunteered for reserve duty.

Federman’s bombshell disclosure reveals that at least at some level, intelligence information pointed at the possibility of an organized infiltration from Gaza. This corresponds to a similar report after Oct. 7th on Israel’s Channel 12, in which it was revealed that heads of communities in the Gazan border region had received Whatsapp messages in which they were warned that “the coming festivals will be bleak festivals”, that communities would be overrun. When these community leaders asked the IDF whether to cancel events and festivals, they were told that “Everything’s OK, things are calm, the money is going into Gaza and the workers are entering Israel.”

 

 

 


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Lgb
Lgb
3 months ago

There is a major coverup happening here emanating from the IDF and the intelligence agencies.

Vindman is a traitor
Vindman is a traitor
3 months ago

The generals and upper echelon in Israeli military are leftists ( same now in USA) and have been for decades. They’re responsible for this and they’ve supported the anti judicial reform violent demonstrations as well as banks and others. They hate Bibi and are working with Biden to bring him down. ( Caroline Glick, Arutz7 )

Gute Kashe
Gute Kashe
3 months ago

The going conspiracy is that the Deep State (including Aman) wanted a limited attack to happen so as to shatter Netanyahu’s image as Mr Security and would help bring down his Govt. Unfortunately for them and even to Hamas’ surprise, they succeeded way beyond expectations.

zumy
zumy
3 months ago

In a country that borders with enemies around and inside, these warnings are a daily event. It takes a Monday morning quarterback to say that they should have heeded this warning and known it applied to the southern kibbutzim like Reim where the festival took place. While today we can say with certainty that this party should have been cancelled for many reasons, beyond the army/security purview, can every planned event be cancelled because of intelligence chatter?

The_Truth
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The_Truth
3 months ago

No one knew anything precisely, (and from the reports, even most of the gazan attackers as well), but with 100s of daily reports of possible attacks, there was obviously a level of complacency.

HaRav Don Segal said before Succos, when someone asked if he should go to Israel for Succos, responded that terrible things were going to happen there and not to come to Israel. The Gemara in Rosh Hashanah states, “Any year we don’t blow the shofar at the beginning, we’ll end up crying at the end”. First Day Rosh Hashona was on a Shabbos so we did not blow shofar. Its written into the fabric of nature. 9/11 happened in a year that the previous Rosh Hashona fell on Shabbos too.

We can try to avoid it or to try prepare for all eventualities, and try “Monday morning quarterback-ing” but in the end, it was supposed to happen. Hashem blinded the eyes of anyone who may have been able to stop it.

triumphinwhitehouse
triumphinwhitehouse
3 months ago

sounds suspicious, does this “soldier” have a name?

Kvetch
Kvetch
3 months ago

Duh, of course Israel highest level officials knew. This was the only scenario they could pursue invading hamas with full public and international support.

Enough
Enough
3 months ago

And it only took him 5 months to come forward. Especially when the left is attacking bibi

lazerx
lazerx
3 months ago

“He told me ‘Elkana, they told me there was going to be an invasion, and that they were planning to take over towns. I just wasn’t allowed to tell you that.’”

WHO IS THE “THEY”????

Alta Bubby
Alta Bubby
3 months ago

Too much pride

skipp
skipp
3 months ago

Why do I keep getting the feeling that the bigwigs wanted something to happen so they’d have an excuse to wage war with Hamas?

Jer
Jer
3 months ago

It’s simple. War time leaders tend to stay leaders during war. Take that as you will.