Friday, 2 January 2009

Don't mention Israel's nukes

The Times seems to want it both ways with a story claiming that Hamas rockets could threaten Israel's "top-secret nuclear facility at Dimona". It's hardly a secret that Israel has a nuclear facility at Dimona, or that it has nuclear weapons. But that last fact is buried deep in a very coy piece as a mere suspicion.
Many fear that as the group acquires ever more sophisticated weaponry it is only a matter of time before the nuclear installation at Dimona, 20 miles east of Beersheba, falls within its sights.Dimona houses Israel’s only nuclear reactor and is believed to be where nuclear warheads are stored.
This is the best the paper can do to stand up the claim that Dimona is threatened, which seems to be more about justifying Israel's killing of hundreds of people.

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