Dimona security beefed up


Israel stepped up security measures at its main nuclear reactor in Dimona.

Military officials told Israeli television over the weekend that new anti-aircraft batteries have been stationed around the Dimona reactor due to heightened security alerts.

According to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, the precautions come amid concern that Syria could retaliate for Israel’s airstrike on its territory in September with an attack on Dimona. Israeli warplanes are widely assumed to have bombed a nascent Syrian nuclear reactor.

Dimona is believed to be where Israel produces fissile material for nuclear weapons. The reactor is officially for research purposes.

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