Government approves NIS 45 million plan to clean up oil spill

The cabinet earmarks NIS 45 million ($13.7 million) toward efforts to clean up the Mediterranean and the Israeli shoreline after a disastrous oil spill that has left the coast coated in tar.

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel announces the government support for the recovery plan.

“We will do everything to repair the ecological damage so that we can go back to enjoying Israel’s beautiful beaches and open beach season on time,” she tweets.

An Israeli soldier wearing a full protective suit holds a piece of tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea during a cleanup operation at Sharon Beach Nature Reserve, near Gaash, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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