“Committee roundtable, on Capitol Hill, Aug. 29, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

A top US legislator gave further credence Wednesday to assertions that Cairo had warned Israel of looming major violence by Hamas, three days before Gaza’s ruling terror group caught Israeli forces off-guard and massacred over 1,200 Israelis.

Republican Michael McCaul, chairman of the powerful US House Foreign Affairs Committee, said: ‘We know that Egypt… warned the Israelis three days prior that an event like this could happen…’

An Egyptian official also asserted to The Times of Israel that its intelligence service warned Israeli counterparts that Hamas was planning ‘something big’ ahead of Saturday’s surprise onslaught.”