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 Former MK Hanegbi: Iran's capabilities limited

Apocalyptic scenarios about day after Iran strike baseless, former Knesset Member Hanegbi says
Sima Kadmon

Israel not scared of Iran? The apocalyptic scenarios regarding Iranian retaliation to an Israeli strike are unfounded, as Iran's ability to harm Israel is limited, former Knesset Member Tzachi Hanegbi says.

"I estimate, and not based on intuition, that there is no basis for the apocalyptic scenarios described around here regularly," said Hanegabi, who for five years headed the Knesset's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee.

 "I can't give you casualty figures, but I know one thing:  

"My view is that Israel should not reconcile with it, and should not fear the implication of not reconciling with it," Hanegbi said. "The only question is one of timing. When should we be doing it. We know what needs to be done, hope not to be forced to do it, but must prepare for the possibility that this will be forced on us."  

"As the price of a nuclear Iran is immeasurably greater than the price of an operation meant to avert it, I have no dilemma," he said.

Published on on Ynetnews.com on April 4th 2012

Note: The original article incorrectly describes Tzachi Hanegbi as a member of the current Knesset.