Israel close all its Mediterranean beaches until a new order, Al Jazeera reported.
The television notes that the restrictive measure was imposed after environmentalists began reporting black tar pellets.
They were dumped on Israeli beaches last week after a severe storm.
Pollution is defined as one of the worst environmental disasters in the history of the country.
It affected the nearly 200-kilometer beach in Israel.
Activists began reporting black tar globes off the coast of Israel last week after a severe storm.
The Ministries of Environment, Health and Interior issued a joint statement warning the public not to visit the country’s entire Mediterranean coast.
Authorities even warn that “Tar exposure can be harmful to health “.
Representatives of a coalition of Israeli environmental groups told a news conference Sunday that the environment ministry was severely underfunded and that existing legislation had not done much to prevent or deal with environmental disasters.
It was Friday on Ashkelon’s beach discarded dead whale. Authorities believe the oil spill was responsible for his death.
They warned that the disaster should be a wake-up call against a planned pipeline connecting the United Arab Emirates and Israeli oil facilities in Eilat, home to endangered coral reefs in the Red Sea.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Environment Minister Gila Gamliel visited a beach in the southern port city of Ashdodto inspect the damage.
“We are making every effort to find the perpetrators of the disaster and tomorrow we will submit a motion for resolutions on environmental restoration for approval by the government,” Gila Gamliel wrote on Twitter.
The Ministry of Environment and activists estimate that at least 1000 tons of tar have already been dumped on land.
The cleanup project will cost millions of dollars, revealed Gila Gamliel.
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