Israel continues to clean its shore of tar, following a huge oil spill from a ship in the sea, the effects of which reached the shores of southern Lebanon as well, threatening an environmental disaster.
The “Times of Israel” newspaper said that Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gatz gave his orders on Saturday to participate in the participation of drones from the Israeli Air Force in monitoring the huge oil slick, as it was found that it is about 150 km from the shores of Israel.
On Sunday, the government advised Israelis to avoid all beaches of the Mediterranean from north to south due to pollution, noting that more tar is still drifting off the coast, while the cleaning continues with the help of military personnel.
The Israeli Ministry of Health also ordered a precautionary ban on the sale of fish and other seafood from the Mediterranean.
The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that the government had sent a delegation of investigators to Greece to examine a ship suspected of causing an oil spill that covered large areas of the coast of Israel with tar.
Israel is searching for a possible source for this oil spill, which occurred on February 11th, from a ship that was passing 50 km from the shore, in what environmental protection groups described as a “disaster for wildlife.”
The Presidency of the Lebanese Republic announced that President Michel Aoun followed the issue of the oil spill and the measures to be taken to limit its negative impact on the Lebanese coast, and stressed the need to conduct a comprehensive survey of Lebanese regional waters from the south to the north in order to search for any contaminated spots.
Source: RT + Times of Israel