This interview was conducted by Brice Garreau
Today we want to talk about nuclear weapons. Currently, these weapons are only in the possession of a few countries, and at any moment the world may face a serious danger and involve the environment and humanity in war, terror and destruction. In the meantime, Israel also has this weapon. Now we want to talk about the dangers of this weapon in the Middle East.
Why do you think Israel does not disarm its nuclear weapons?
It’s no secret that our world is now closer to the ultimate nuclear clash than ever before, as the risk of nuclear war has increased dramatically in the past two years due to the word war III which technically has started on the Ukrainian front and beyond, though it is still in its proxy form, as the United States and Russia have abandoned long-standing nuclear arms control treaties, started to develop new kinds of nuclear weapons and expanded the circumstances in which they might use nuclear weapons”.
Multiple fresh studies have confirmed that even a ‘limited regional nuclear war’ would bring catastrophic global environmental and humanitarian consequences, immediately killing 125 million people and putting two billion more at risk of famine.
It seems that the governments of the world’s nuclear powers are ruled by warmongers who have relinquished diplomacy and are steaming ahead with polices that will definitely lead to a nuclear clash, one which will bring irreversible consequences to the planet, its inhabitants and the ecological system.
Apartheid Israel is a rogue state in politics and when it comes to its nuclear program as well.
It’s worth knowing that although the apartheid state has possessed nuclear weapons since the 1960’s, and has so far produced over 400 nuclear warheads according to authentic domestic and global sources in the field, it maintains a policy of nuclear opacity, and never officially confirmed the existence of its nuclear program and arsenal.
Accordingly, apartheid Israel has never signed The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Many may not know that the Israeli occupation entity, since it was founded in occupied historical Palestine in 1948, still has no constitution as the
Zionist cult there repeatedly and openly stressed that the borders of their colonial project extend to the last grounds their tanks can reach. therefore, one can imagine the ongoing threat of this rogue power to the very existence of the region's nations and environment.
Israel has always violated human rights and may use nuclear weapons at any moment. Has this weapon created a reputation in the Middle East?
Bad reputation was always the middle name of the Israeli occupation’s nuclear program. Apart from that its illegal and goes against all related international treaties, it has also devastating effects on the environment.
In 2011, the former deputy head of Dimona nuclear reactor's safety division told hearing on complaint by 44 employees and their families: “There have been mishaps since the day the facility was built.”
In 2019, a top court in apartheid Israel also heard that radioactive material has leaked from the Dimona nuclear reactor several times since it was built. If this is the case in the illegal settlers’ side, one can imagine how bad it must be for the Palestinians under occupation with no real health system and even for the soil and water resources in Palestine and neighboring countries.
Why is the West indifferent to this issue?
Because the “West” (so-called free world) has always been a great enabler shamelessly acting to empower the Zionist colonial project in occupied Palestine since day one of that historical crime and tragedy, and its hypocrisy in politics and media is clear and bold as it kept whitewashing the war crimes, land theft, ethnic cleansing and genocide committed against Palestinians for more than 8 decades now. that’s why apartheid Israel enjoys this complete immunity, and rejects peace and giving others their rights and freedom.
War always threatens the environment more than any other incident. Can Israel be a potential threat to the environment?
I may add to the golden saying: “truth is the first casualty of war”, the following words: "And environment too".
War in itself is designed to be an evil act of destruction. But even when environmental destruction is not deliberate (as a war tactic in many scenarios), war can cause deep damage. Soldiers dig trenches, tanks flatten vegetation, bombs scar landscapes, explosives ignite fires, and weapons spew toxic gases and particulates into the air and leak heavy metals into soil and water.
Researchers say from 1950 to 2000, more than 80 percent of the world’s major armed conflicts took place in biodiversity hot spots, areas that are rich in native species but under threat.
In most conflict areas, that stuff doesn’t get cleaned up and that leave the inhabitants of those conflict zones with a long-term damage and serious threats to their health and way of living.