Israel has officially denied involvement in the Beirut port explosion, and has said that it has offered Lebanon urgent humanitarian and medical assistance, but many Israeli comments are exuding various positions, especially in light of assumptions about Israel's relationship to what happened.
Israeli Defense and Foreign Minister Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi issued a joint statement saying that Israel went to Lebanon "through international security and political parties and offered humanitarian and medical assistance."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had assigned his National Security Adviser to contact the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolai Mladenov "to clarify how Israel can provide more assistance to Lebanon."
"We share the sufferings of the Lebanese people and offer sincerely assistance in these difficult times," said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
"Israel has great experience in these areas and has demonstrated this during numerous humanitarian relief missions around the world in recent years. It is time to put all conflicts aside," read a tweet for the Israeli army spokesman in Arabic.
Negation and gloating
At the same time, the Israeli Army Radio reported that Israel completely denies any involvement in the Beirut bombing.
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in an interview with Israeli Channel 12 that the explosion "appears to be an accident" and that "there is no room for not believing the news coming from Beirut in this regard."
On the other hand, the Israeli media highlighted the comment of former member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Moshe Feiglin, who said on social media, "We are allowed to rejoice that this explosion occurred in Beirut and not in Tel Aviv. This is a moral matter, above all."
In another post, Feglin wrote, "In honor of Jewish Valentine's Day, we had a stunning fiery show at Beirut Port. Do you really believe that this was just a random fuel depot? Do you not realize that this hell was supposed to come to us in the form of showers of rockets?"
He repeated his words in an interview with the local Hebrew radio 103, saying, "Assuming that the explosion was caused by missiles, it is good that it exploded for them and not in Tel Aviv, and we are all allowed to be happy at least, because it exploded in the port of Beirut and not in Tel Aviv."
The broadcaster asked him if he was hinting that Israel would stand behind the explosion "at a time when we have to be wise and escape from it." And Feglin - who had previously competed with Netanyahu for the leadership of the Likud party - said: "I absolutely do not agree with you. Even tactically, because if we Indeed (behind the attack) and assuming that we are the one who did this and that is what I hope, we should brag about that and create a balance of deterrence, because when we escape from saying that we who did this we put ourselves on the dark side of morality, because there is nothing more moral than such the work".
It is noteworthy that the Beirut explosion, which left dozens of dead, thousands of wounded and displaced persons, came two weeks after the escalation of tension on the Israeli-Lebanese border, as Israel mobilized its forces in anticipation of a possible action that the Lebanese Hezbollah undertook to carry out in response to the killing of one of its members in Syria due to the bombing believed to be Israeli.
Operations without signing
Commentators and followers of the Israeli case considered that the announcement of the Lebanese authorities that the explosion was caused by 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which had been confiscated and stored in the port six years ago, does not mean excluding the hypothesis that Israel was involved.
"The political system and the Lebanese bureaucratic apparatus bear (they bear) responsibility for the Beirut explosion, by allowing (to allow them) to accumulate explosive materials in this manner, but this is not sufficient to negate the premise of Israel's responsibility for the incident, it can be assumed," said Saleh al-Naami, a researcher on Israeli affairs, in tweets via Twitter. Israel knew of these explosives and found the way to ignite them to mix the leaves. "
He pointed out that during the last decade, Gaza witnessed mysterious explosions, which were interpreted as accidental explosions due to the difficulty of proving the opposite, but Israel's interest in them was clear, adding that Israel calls this type "operations without signature."
Israel, which managed to leak the poison to the residence of the late Yasser Arafat, will not be able to plant an explosive device in a warehouse in the port of Beirut.
Everyone who witnessed the four episodes of the "Mossad coverage story", which was broadcast by Channel 8 Zionist, realizes that the open nature of Beirut is a very comfortable workplace. For the device # the booster explosion
Dr. Saleh Al-Naami (@salehelnaami) August 5, 2020
Al-Naami said, quoting an Israeli newspaper, that Israel had significantly increased the budgets allocated to the Operations Division of the Mossad apparatus, and explained that it was "the division responsible for operations that are carried out without signing, so that Israel does not show responsibility for it."
In the same context, the writer Yasser Al-Zaatara said on Twitter that accepting the ammonia warehouse narration "does not exclude the Zionist fingers, as the secret of the bombing remains open."
He believed that "the Zionists want more aggravation for Hezbollah, and what happened serves this trend, and the decision of the International Court regarding the Hariri assassination will come next."
On Friday, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is to issue its ruling in the 2005 case of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in which four defendants in trial in absentia are accused by the court of belonging to Hezbollah.
On the other hand, US President Donald Trump was present in the Israeli comments on the Beirut explosion, as Israeli commentator Ben Yeshi said that Trump had damaged Israel a lot when he said that the explosion was a planned attack.
The US President stated that he had spoken to a number of military officials who told him that "the Beirut explosion appears to have been caused by a type of bomb, and it appears to be an attack."
However, the American network "CNN" quoted officials of the American Defense Ministry (Pentagon) as saying that there is no indication that the Beirut explosion is a planned attack, and they do not know what the president is talking about.
Haifa and God's victory
On the other hand, some people in Israel turned to the port of Haifa, and expressed their fear of a similar catastrophe there due to the presence of large chemical stores.
"We have to remove the dangerous chemicals from the port of Haifa," Likud MK Gila Gamaliel told local radio 104.
Likewise, the journalist Eli Levy told the same radio that "everyone who watches what happened in Beirut understands that this may happen here also in the port of Haifa." "We have huge fuel tanks and a tank of bromine and ammonia."
- Abdul Rahman bin Mosaed bin Abdulaziz (@abdulrahman) August 4, 2020
The Israeli Jerusalem Post quoted Haifa Environmental Research Center as saying that there are 1500 dangerous areas in the Haifa port, and 800 types of dangerous chemicals in the port, "in the factories near our bedrooms."
The center added that the Beirut accident illustrates the danger of concentrating dangerous materials near the population density and stresses the urgent need to close the flammable industries.
In the context of the comparison between Beirut and Haifa, an old video of the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, was circulated from 2016, in which he talks about the party's ability to hit ammonia stores in Haifa port.
Nasrallah said that "some of the missiles from us in addition to the ammonia containers in Haifa port resulted from a nuclear bomb ... in an area inhabited by 800 thousand people, killing tens of thousands of them."