Israel followed the building of Iraq's first nuclear reactor, Tammuz 1, with trepidation. The nuclear reactor was approaching the operational stage in early summer 1981. The late Prime Minister Begin decided to prevent a second Holocaust from striking the Jewish people. On June 7 1981, 14 attack planes set off for the site of the nuclear reactor in Iraq. The bombing of the attack took two minutes, but it set back Sadam Hussein?s monstrous nuclear plans by a decade.