Hezbollah is transporting chemical weapons to Lebanon with the help of Iran and North Korea, the report claims
Hezbollah has transported hundreds of missiles with a chemical payload to a warehouse near the border between Lebanon and Syria.
“Despite severe unrest, humanitarian crises and the disintegration of the Lebanese state, Hezbollah continues to focus its resources on acquiring and developing the game-changing military capabilities it intends to deploy against Israel, funded directly by Iran “, retired Brigadier General Amir Avivi. , the CEO and founder of the Israel Defense and Security Forum, told Fox News Digital.
Avivi’s comments come after reports on Sunday in Saudi news outlet Al-Hadath that Hezbollah has moved 110 Fajr missiles and more than 300 Fateh missiles to Al Qusayr, Syria, near the border with Lebanon. The missiles carry thionyl chloride, a toxic chemical that was reportedly injected into the missiles by North Korean experts under the supervision of Iranian chemical weapons expert Qassem Abdullah Massoudyan.
THE ISRAELI MINISTER OF DEFENSE BELIEVES THAT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE JOURNALIST’S ACCIDENT IS A “GREAT MISTAKE”
The missiles were transported by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the border, bringing them close to being able to threaten Israel.
In the past, Israel has shown a willingness to attack Syrian chemical weapons facilities, most recently at a site near Maysaf in August. Maysaf was also the site of one of three Israeli attacks last year, according to a Washington Post report.
However, Avivi argues that recent policies have weakened Israel’s ability to defend itself.
TRUMP SAYS BIDEN ‘BETRAYED ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY’ PROMISES TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONS IF ELECTED IN 2024
“The gas deal signed between Lebanon and Israel during the final seconds of Israel’s outgoing interim government weakened Israeli deterrence and has emboldened Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies, who saw Israel folding under the threat of the military force,” Avivi said.
Avivi called on Israel not to become complacent amid the new reports, arguing that the country should keep all options on the table when dealing with Iran.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“Israel must not be fooled by the apparent calm along the Blue Line, and must continue to undermine Iranian proliferation efforts by every means at its disposal, militarily and diplomatically,” he said. “Stopping a Shiite terrorist organization from obtaining chemical weapons is first and foremost an Israeli priority, but the US and Europe should be almost equally concerned about the proliferation of unconventional weapons and act accordingly.”