Syria Chemical Weapons Strikes: Israel Tries to Maintain Balance of Forces

After Obama described the use of chemical weapons as red line, Israel's alleged attacks were done not out of the fear of nerve gas used against the opposition in Syria, but to preserve the status quo

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel

In spite of everything, there are still some secrets left in the Middle East that stay that way for more than a few weeks. The Washington Post reported on Monday that in June Israel bombed three sites in Syria for producing chemical weapons. This is the first time that an Israeli effort against the Assad regime’s attempts to restart the production of weapons of mass destruction has been disclosed, since the agreement to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles in the summer of 2013.

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