'Israel foils attack on Dimona reactor'

UK sources claim employee planned to blow up part of facility, leaked information on plant to foreigners.

dimona reactor 248.88 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
dimona reactor 248.88
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Israel recently foiled a terror attack on the Dimona nuclear reactor, a Kuwaiti newspaper quoted British sources as saying Friday. According to the paper, Al Jarida, Israeli security forces arrested a senior employee at the plant after they uncovered a plot to blow up one of the heaters at the facility. According to the British sources, the worker, who was only identified as Moshe, is also suspected of leaking information about the reactor to foreign sources. Moshe's family, who had no idea about his arrest, reportedly believed that he was on a secret training exercise abroad. The sources claimed that the suspect would soon be served an indictment in an Israeli court, adding that the case was even more severe than that of nuclear whistleblower Mordehai Vanunu. A security official denied the report, telling Israel Radio that it was "totally unfounded."