Israel said to fortify nuclear reactors against missile strikes

Israel is working to prevent a missile attack on its nuclear program. 

By: World Israel News Staff

Israel is taking steps to fortify its nuclear projects against possible missile attacks in an upcoming war.

The Haaretz daily reported Thursday that Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission is taking “numerous” unspecified actions to reinforce the country’s two nuclear plants from possible attacks from Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah.

The Lebanese terror group now has more than 120,000 missiles aimed at Israeli cities, hidden under human shields in the towns they control.

The country’s security services believe that Iran and Hezbollah view the nuclear facilities in Dimona in the south and Nahal Sorek, near Jerusalem, as prime targets in a future attack on the Jewish state.

Haaretz quoted officials from the Commission who said that while such a strike on a nuclear facility is unlikely to harm the population, it could constitute a significant propaganda achievement for them.

The commission reportedly held an exercise simulating a missile strike on one of the reactors, during which actions to prevent radioactive leakage were tested.

The 54-year-old Dimona nuclear facility was originally intended to have a lifespan of 40 years and is considered to be the oldest in the world that is still operational.

The government plans to run it for at least two more decades. It says defects in the reactor’s structure are continuously monitored for changes and strict safety regulations are in place, Times of Israel reported.