Israel to pay $850 million to Lebanon for 2006 oil spill

Ban Ki Moon orders Israel to pay $850 million to foot the bill for strike on fuel tank that caused fuel spill into the Mediterranean.

Israel to pay $850 million to Lebanon for 2006 oil spill

World Bulletin / News Desk

The UN General Assembly has ruled that Israel must compensate Lebanon $850 million after it found that during the 2006 war, an Israeli airstrike targeted a fuel tank that caused an oil spill into the Meditteranean.

170 countries voted yes to the bill, with only 6 countries opposing and three countries remained neutral. The 6 countries that opposed the bill was Israel, US, Canada, Australia, Micronesia, and the Marshall islands. Israel's UN representative said that was a biased decision against Israel and that they had contributed to the cleaning of the oil spill.

In his written statement, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that the damages were caused by Israel and they were to be held responsible for the spill and that Lebanon and Syria were deeply saddened over the issue.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Aralık 2014, 17:09