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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with senior military officers in an Israeli Air Force war room

Poll Reveals Majority Blames Gov’t for Hamas Massacre; Warning for Hama’s ‘Day of Rage’ on Friday

Four out of five Jewish Israelis believe the government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to blame for the mass infiltration of Hamas terrorists into Israel and the massacre that followed, a new Dialog Center poll released on Thursday, October 12, found.

An overwhelming majority – 86% of respondents, including 79% of coalition supporters, said the surprise attack from Gaza is a failure of the country’s leadership, while a staggering 92% said the war is causing anxiety.

Furthermore, almost all the respondents (94%) believe the government must bear some responsibility for the lack of security preparedness that led to the assault, with over 75% saying the government holds most of the responsibility.

Meanwhile, Israel's National Security Council and Foreign Ministry have published a statement warning that the Hamas terror group has called on its supporters to hold a "Day of Rage" on Friday, October 13, and to harm Jews and Israelis around the world.

According to the statement, it is probable that pro-Hamas rallies will be held and can deteriorate into violent incidents. In light of this, the National Security Council and Foreign Ministry recommend all Israelis abroad be alert, avoid demonstrations, and, if needed, notify the local authorities of a possible protest or riot in their area. (JPost / VFI News)