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Hezbollah Leader Threatens Nuclear Terror Against Israel

In a speech celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the end of the second Lebanon war with Israel, Hezbollah leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned that the terrorist organization could target Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona, effectively threatening nuclear terror against the Jewish state.

Nasrallah boasted [1] that Hezbollah was 100 times more powerful—armed [2] by Iran in violation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1701 [3], which ended the war—than it was in 2006.

Noting that Israel had emptied [4] an ammonia tank near Haifa following his threat to attack it, Nasrallah said [5], “We hope that they will look into moving the nuclear reactor in Dimona as it is more dangerous and needs extra care.”

According to the United Nations’ 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism [6], attacking the Dimona facility could constitute nuclear terrorism. An attack on such a facility could cause the release of radioactive material, which would lead to mass casualties among the surrounding population.

Nasrallah previously threatened [7] to target the Dimona reactor in February of this year. A few weeks later, a website with ties to Hezbollah released [8] a video showing the sites in Israel that Hezbollah would target in the future. One of the targeted sites was the Dimona reactor.

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