Ministries to Israeli public: Stay away from beaches as tar cleanup continues

Government ministries urge Israelis to stay away from beaches along the Mediterranean coast due to tar pollution from a recent oil spill.

A joint statement from the health, interior and environmental protection ministries says tar continues to wash up on shore and that cleanup efforts are continuing. Israelis shouldn’t visit the beach

The ministries say they’ll provide an update on when Israelis can return to the beaches “in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines.”