Expert warning: Iran could race to build a nuclear bomb if Israel invades GazaThe Israel-Hamas conflict could spark a "nuclear war" if Iran races to build the bomb, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer has warned. All this volatility is raising the spectre of "nuclear war", former Defense Intelligence Agency officer Matt Shoemaker has warned. Health ministry: Israeli strikes in the besieged enclave have killed roughly 2,800 PalestiniansHe explained: "The threat of nuclear war currently remains unlikely but has become a plausible threat in this crisis. "Not only because of Iran’s nuclear weapons program but because Israel is a nuclear power." However, the threat of nuclear war is not just coming from Iran, he warns.