Why Hezbollah will Strike Israeli Cities with Chemical Weapons

Tehran is well aware that a successful Israeli attack against the Iranian nuclear weapons program would have to be repeated in less than two years time unless a no-fly zone is imposed over Iran that would allow intermittent US airstrikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program, something which would prevent the program from ever recovering. Therefore Hezbollah’s expected gargantuan projectile onslaught against urban Israel will not only involve massive numbers of rockets and missiles – some will have chemical warheads to create a long series of Halabjas in urban Israel. Even if Israel destroys Hamas, Hezbollah and PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) – and Israel has no choice but to do so – Iran can still reach Israel with missiles with chemical warheads with longer range as deployed from Iranian territory. The message is clear. A second attack against the Iranian nuclear weapons program would lead to yet another wave of Halabjas inside Israel. There is no doubt that Israel would annihilate the Iranian clerical capital of Qom with nuclear weapons in response to the very first chemical weapons attacks against urban Israel. To not do so would be strategically calamitous and the height of irresponsibility since it would be an effective carte blanche for Iran to attack urban Israel with chemical weapons again. Let’s hope that America will find the wisdom to impose a permanent no-fly zone over Iran after Israel’s strategic degradation of the Iranian nuclear weapons program so that Israel will not need to attack a second time.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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