Feb 17, 2011
A video of the accomplishments of Israel’s recently-retired military chief hints at Israel’s unacknowledged role in attacks on the Iranian and Syrian nuclear programmes, according to an Israeli daily.
The video, shown on Monday at a farewell ceremony for outgoing chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, showed scenes from the bombing of a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007, and of the damage caused by the Stuxnet computer worm which ravaged Iran’s nuclear programme, the Haaretz newspaper said.
The article was only published in Hebrew and did not appear in the paper’s English language version.
Both of these events occurred during Ashkenazi’s four-year tenure as military chief, but Israel has never admitted involvement in either event.