US did not have prior ‘indications’ of Hamas attack: Austin

Israeli forces encircle main southern Gaza city
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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday that Washington had not had any “early warnings or indications” that Hamas would launch its unprecedented attack on Israel.

“If we had those indications, we would share them with Israel, but to my knowledge, we did not see those,” Austin said after a meeting of NATO ministers in Brussels.


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