Israel’s 2007 Strike On Syrian Reactor Shows No Tolerance For Existential Threats: IDF Chief

The message from the strike on the Syrian nuclear reactor is clear: Israel will not tolerate existential threats, said Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Wednesday, after the Israeli military confirmed it carried out the 2007 airstrike that destroyed a nuclear reactor being built in eastern Syria.

Although Israel was widely believed to have been behind the airstrike on the Deir ez-Zor facility on Sept. 6, 2007, it has never before commented publicly on it.

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