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July 24, 2012 11:48 am

IDF Chief: Israeli Operation to Secure Syrian Weapons Could Spark Regional Conflict

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IDF Chief Benny Gantz. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Israel could face a large-scale conflict in the aftermath of an attack against Syria’s chemical weapons, Chief of Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Tuesday, while stressing that the weapons were still under President Bashar Assad’s control.

Speaking to the Knesset’s and Defense Committee, Gantz said that the dilemma for Israel was identifying the  moment to take action, if needed, to destroy the chemical weapons and prevent them from falling into the of terrorist groups like Hezbollah.

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