Lebanese parliament moves to submit UN complaint against Israel over oil spill

Lebanon’s parliament wants to submit a complaint to the United Nations against Israel over the oil spill that has polluted Israel’s coast as well as some of Lebanon’s.

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has been investigating the spill and has now blamed a Libyan ship carrying Iranian oil.

According to the Al Markazia news agency, the Lebanese parliament’s Environment Committee has recommended an “urgent” complaint against Jerusalem to the UN.

The report said MPs accused Israel of “environmental aggression” against Lebanon.

People clean tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean sea in Gador nature reserve near Hadera, Israel, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)