Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An American company that provided satellite photos of the Israeli Dimona nuclear reactor last week has also photographed the Kanaf 2 Israel Air Force base and Jericho surface-to-surface missiles, which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, stationed at this base, according to Haaretz.
The area, photographed by Planet Labs, is located west of the so-called Beit Shemesh near occupied Jerusalem. It appears on ordinary Israeli maps as open space and on civilian flight maps as an off-limits area. But according to numerous foreign reports, this area is home to the Kanaf 2 Israel Air Force base. The website of GlobalSecurity.org says that three squadrons of Jericho surface-to-surface missiles are stationed at this base.
Disclosures about Israel’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have appeared in foreign media on various occasions in the past, often against the background of American-Israeli tensions over arms control and supervision of nuclear activities.
Last week, Planet Labs provided satellite photos of construction at the Dimona nuclear reactor to The Associated Press.
Publication of these photos was made possible by a presidential order signed by Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, that allowed American companies to take high-resolution satellite pictures of the occupation state.
In 1997, Congress had passed a law barring American companies from taking satellite photos of the occupation state at a higher resolution than those available from foreign commercial sources. The law, enacted at Israeli request, is specific to the occupation state and is meant to protect its defense facilities.