Gaza division commander resigns over Oct 7 attack

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Israeli occupation army said Sunday that a senior commander had resigned over what he called his failure to prevent the October 7 attack by Palestinian militants.

“The commander of the  Gaza Division, Brigadier General Avi Rosenfeld, informed his commanders today of his intention to end his service in the (Israeli army),” said a statement by the occupation military.

In the statement, Rosenfeld said, “On October 7, I failed in my life’s mission to protect the Gaza border communities. Everyone has to take responsibility for their part, and I am in charge of the division. As part of taking responsibility as a commander, I decided to end my position and service in the IDF after 30 years of service.”

He also noted that he intends “to continue participating in investigations and drawing lessons to do everything possible to prevent recurrence of what happened on October 7.