Oil spill occurred from a cargo ship in the Mediterranean. The oil leaked has polluted almost all of Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
Urges people to “stay away from beaches”
The Israeli Ministries of Health, Home Affairs and Environmental Protection asked the public to stay away from all the country’s beaches until further announcement after a major oil pollution.
Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said in a statement that there were 9 ships in the area at the time of the leak and that the investigation is continuing to identify the ship where the leak occurred.
Minister Gamlie, “If the ship is identified, Israel can take legal action. One option is to sue insurance companies for compensation to combat environmental impacts that could cost tens of millions of shekels.” said.
Whale died due to pollution
Last week, Israeli authorities found a 17-meter-long dead whale drifting by waves on a beach in the south of the country.
It was determined that the whale, located north of Ashkelon, died due to pollution.
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