Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister called ecological damage, ‘environmental terrorism’, saying those responsible for intentionally discharging crude oil off Israel’s northern coast ‘must pay the price’ for devastation to Israeli nature and animals.
By Ilana Curiel, News Agencies
The recent oil spill off Israel’s shores that caused massive ecological damage was caused by a Libyan ship sailing from Iran to Syria, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday, describing the incident as “environmental terrorism.”
The country’s investigation had focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) off the coast on Feb. 11 as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up. Continue Reading »