"Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests rebels have used the nerve gas agent, sarin, according to a leading United Nations investigator. Carla Del Ponte told Swiss TV that there were "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof". Ms Del Ponte did not rule out the possibility that government forces might also have used chemical weapons, but said she had not seen evidence. " BBC
The interesting thing in this is the question of where the rebels got Sarin nerve gas. They may have captured it. They may have bought it from some traitor in the Syrian armed forces.
And then there is the issue of rebel violation of an international convention against tthe use of deadly chemical weapons.
And then there is the possession of these really deadly materials by a rebel coalition that is dominated by Sunni jihadis.
Israel has reason to be worried about Shia Hizbullah's HE rocket and missile weapons. Perhaps they should be equally concerned about the possible emergence of a sunni jihadi emirate on their northern border if and when the Assad government falls. pl