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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Eilabun / Ilabun
3250'N 3523'E

Eilabun [Ilabun] is reportedly a tactical nuclear weapons storage facility in eastern Galilee. One of two Israeli nuclear weapons storage facilities, it is located near the town of the same name immediately west of the Sea of Gallilee off Route 65. It is speculated that that Tirosh is the strategic weapons storage site, while Eilabun is the tactical weapons storage site. Eilabun reportedly stores tactical nuclear artillery shells, nuclear landmines and other tactical nuclear weapons.

Corona negation imagery taken August 6, 1970

These Images of a facility near the town of Ilaniya were originally thought to be of the Eilabun tactical nuclear weapons storage facility. It now appears that the facility is probably a military storage facility. This facility does not appear to be configured for the storage of explosives, and does not feature the robust security perimeter that would be associated with the storage of nuclear weapons. Given the small size of Israel's nuclear arsenal in 1971, it is unlikely that tactical nuclear weapons had been deployed at Eilabun. The eventual location of the tactical nuclear weapons storage facility in this area may or may not correspond to the military storage facility identified in CORONA imagery.

Corona Mission 1114-2 taken April 6, 1971

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