Hezbollah leader Nasrallah threatens Israel with a ‘nuclear attack’ on Haifa ammonia tank
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, in a televised address from his bunker in Lebanon, on Tuesday evening appeared to have threatened to hit Haifa’s ammonia tank with a missile.
“Hezbollah has a ‘nuclear bomb’ – Haifa has 15 tons of ammonia, and any Hezbollah missile attack will turn them into a nuclear bomb will that would cause the deaths of tens of thousands,” he declared.
“Israel is concerned that in the next confrontation with Hezbollah, we will bomb the gas facilities in Haifa,” Nasrallah further claimed, before adding that there are Israeli experts who say that “a missile hitting the ammonia tank would be like a nuclear bomb.”
Talk of removing the dangerous ammonia tank in Haifa has been ongoing for several years, as the possibility of a leak of poisonous gas from the plant poses an extreme hazard for tens of thousands of nearby residents.
Then-Environment Minister Amir Peretz declared in 2013 that he will act to urgently remove the huge ammonia plant from the northern port city, and current Environment Minister Avi Gabai promised in June that the tank would be removed within three years.
In a half sarcastic statement after Nasrallah’s speech on Tuesday, the city of Haifa “thanked” the Hezbollah leader
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