Tag Archive for Environment

3rd Palestinian garbage-truck confiscated for illegal dumping of solid-waste/garbage


Judea and Samaria Civil Administration officials confiscated the third PA garbage truck after being caught dumping trash at improper, illegal site.

By Yoel Domb


The Supervisory Unit of the IDF Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria confiscated a Palestinian Authority truck Monday after the truck was caught dumping garbage at an illegal waste disposal site between Alfei Menashe and Karnei Shomron. In the last two weeks two other PA trucks were impounded for similar offenses.

Confiscated Palestinian Authority garbage-trunk for illegal garbage/waste dumping – IDF Civil Administration

The illegal site began to be used for dumping recently after the Civil Administration closed another illegal site next to Qalqilya. Continue Reading »

Israeli consumers to pay for plastic bags used at grocery stores beginning Jan 1


The 10 agorot (2.6 US cents) fee for plastic bags starts January 1, 2017 in supermarket chains nationwide, but for 3 weeks only, free reusable grocery bags will be handed out at the supermarkets from the last week of December until the end of the 2nd week in January.

By Amir Ben-David


After years of trying to minimize the use of plastic shopping bags that cause harm to the environment, a country-wide law will come into effect in January which will force Israeli consumers to pay for each plastic bag they use at the grocery store.Starting on January 1, 2017, any disposable plastic bags used to bag purchases at grocery store chains will cost 10 agorot.

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem decides to use only recycled paper

The new initiative will boost the Israeli recycling economy, reduce environmental waste and will include employment of the disabled, said Dr. Meni Neuman, the project overseer.
• To reduce waste, the University will soon promote printing on 2-sided paper.

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Israel to legislate the end of plastic bags in supermarkets


In order to prevent further pollution, the Environmental Protection Ministry is drafting a law that bans distributing plastic bags in chain stores.

By Dan Lavie


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1st Israeli Gov’t Minister Enters Turkey Since 2010


Israeli Minister Amir Peretz flies to Turkey to attend the United Nations sponsored conference about Mediterranean marine & coastal environmental issues.

Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz flew to Istanbul on Wednesday, becoming the first Israeli cabinet minister to visit Turkey since ties ruptured in 2010 over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz - Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post

Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post

An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters Peretz was attending a four-day UN sponsored conference about Mediterranean marine and coastal environment issues.

Confirming a report on Israel’s Channel 2 television, the official said Peretz was the highest-ranking Israeli in Turkey since ties soured after IDF commandos killed nine Turkish activists three years ago when their vessel violated an Israeli blockade on Hamas Islamist-ruled Gaza.

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NGO and IDF Prevents Environmental Catastrophe by Arabs in Samaria

The Israel Civil Authority, along with the assistance of the IDF have cleared out 20,000 cubic tons of garbage from an illegal Arab dump in Samaria.

By David Lev


The Civil Authority and the IDF has cleared out 20,000 cubic tons of trash from an illegal Arab dump in Samaria, after ongoing appeals from an environmental organization. The Yarok Achshav (“Green Now”) group expressed its satisfaction at the resolution of the issue, preventing further damage to the environment by Arabs in the area.

The site of the dump, near the Arab village of Kafr Duma, was situated right atop a well that tapped directly in into the large aquifer that runs under Samaria. Continue Reading »