A rocket fired by Hamas during an attack on Israel on October 7 hit an Israeli military base that allegedly stores Jerusalem's nuclear weapons. This was reported by The New York Times.
The missile hit the Sdot Micha military base, 42 kilometers from Jerusalem. According to Hans Christensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, there are likely 25 to 50 Jericho nuclear launchers in the area.
"These warheads are most likely stored in a separate location away from the base, so they were not at risk during the attack," Christensen said.
It is noted that although the missiles themselves were not damaged, the attack caused a fire in the surrounding area.
The New York Times claims that this is the first known case of Palestinian militants striking a facility that allegedly contains nuclear weapons. At the same time, it is emphasized that it is unclear whether Hamas knew about this or whether the facility was targeted by accident.