Israeli investigators raid ship in Greece as part of probe of oil spill

A team of Israeli investigators has raided a ship in Greece as part of the investigation into an oil spill disaster that has seen almost all of Israel’s Mediterranean beaches closed down because of tar pollution, the Environmental Protection Ministry says.

The ministry says that “a team of investigators has been sent to Greece. The investigators are there now and are conducting the checks.”

“The investigation is ongoing,” the ministry adds.

The ministry said last week that “at least five” ships had been identified as suspects, and that some of them had been inspected at Israeli ports and others at foreign ports.

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