New Threat: Hizbullah Chemical War on Israel
Israel National News (Link) - Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (September 3, 2009)
A Kuwaiti report Thursday said that a mysterious explosion in a Hizbullah weapons warehouse six weeks ago involved chemical weapons, adding to the mounting evidence that the terrorist organization is preparing for chemical warfare against Israel.
Eight Hizbullah terrorists were killed in the blast, and the Kuwaiti al-Siyasa newspaper now reports that three others inside the warehouse died from the chemicals that were stored there. The report was based on information from European security sources.
Al-Siyasi previously reported that Hizbullah has been smuggling chemical weapons into southern Lebanon, along with thousands of gas masks. The weapons and equipment reportedly were provided from Iran and smuggled via Syria.
The chemical weapons include mustard and nerve gas that were produced in North Korea and are destined for Katyusha rockets aimed at Israel. President Shimon Peres recently stated that Hizbullah has rearmed to the point where it has 80,000 missiles, nearly three times the number in its stockpile before the Second Lebanon War three years ago. Lebanon has dismissed his estimate as exaggerated.
Middle East Newsline this week quoted military sources as saying that Hizbullah is expanding its presence along the border, although the ceasefire resolution that ended the Second Lebanon War requires United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL) to make sure Hizbullah remains unarmed.
IDF officers and security officials said that Hizbullah terrorists, posing as civilians, have been renting houses to store weapons and for use in another war against Israel.
A terror analyst for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) revealed on Wednesday that an Arab government official recently told him. "You're going to be reporting a lot on Hizbullah in the future. They already have people on the ground in Europe and elsewhere. They will be making front page news soon. They are just waiting for the orders to act � they are not in a hurry."
Analyst Erick Stakelbeck recently wrote on the website of FamilySecurityMatters.org that "This Arab official believes the group [Hizbullah] is actively seeking a biological/chemical weapons capability, and there is little doubt who would be helping them in that regard: Iran and Syria�. He described the group, "Bad guys with good strategic vision."