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Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of intentionally orchestrating a massive oil spill near its shores in early February.
Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said Iran is conducting "terrorism by damaging the environment," per Reuters , adding that when "Iran is damaging the environment it isn't just hurting the state of Israel."
Israeli officials said the ship that caused the pollution was a Libyan-owned oil tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iran to Syria.
More than 90% of Israel's 120-mile Mediterranean coastline was covered in an estimated...
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Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism' over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price'

Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism' over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price'

1 month ago   |   By RT

The Israeli government has said Iran is behind a recent oil spill off Israel's coast which caused huge ecological damage and has been described as one of the worst such pollution incidents in Israel's history.
Israel's Environment Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday that Israeli officials had identified a Libyan-owned oil tanker, called Emerald and allegedly carrying pirated cargo, which had sailed from Iran out of the Persian Gulf and up the Suez Canal last month.
Speaking at a news briefing, the minister said that the Panama-flagged vessel had turned off its radios for...
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