Syria is accusing Israel of dumping nuclear waste, and possibly hiding nuclear weapons in the Golan Heights.
Israel’s military has occupied the Syrian territory since 1967. A peace deal, which would return the occupied land to Syria, has been close many times in the past 10 years.
But now Syria says Israel is deliberately – and permanently – polluting the land, to put a bitter pill on any deal.
It is very similar to what they did when the city of Quneitra was liberated from Israeli occupation in 1973. Israel stole every single item they could carry, and put explosives into every building and immovable object. The results have been left for the world to see.
The waste is alleged to have come from Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor. Syria also says Israel has planted a number of nuclear mines and stationed nuclear warheads, to pre-empt any military action by the Syrian army.