Lebanon reportedly stockpiling chemical weapons

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An arms cache that exploded in southern Lebanon contained chemical weapons, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper.

Al-Siyasa reported Thursday that three of the eight Hezbollah terrorists killed in the explosion in July died from contact with the chemicals.

Hezbollah kept the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon away from the site for 24 hours while the group covered up the chemical traces, the paper reported.
Al-Siyasa also wrote that Iran has sent new chemical weapons to Lebanon.

Hezbollah has said the explosion was undetonated Israeli ordnance from the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Israel believes Lebanon is stockpiling weapons, a violation of Resolution 1701 that ended the war.

The newspaper is known for its strong opposition to Hezbollah.

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