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Political: February 11, 2012

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Even though that 30 thousand tonnes of toxic waste lay in the Oil Refineries factory in the bay of Haifa, the Ministry of Environmental Protection allows the company to postpone the clearance for over 4 years.

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February 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Military and Security: December 29, 2011‎

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The fish population in Gaza waters has considerably dwindled because of over-fishing, according to OCHA report. This year’s sardine catch was the lowest recorded in the past 12 years, endangering the livelihood of half the fishermen in Gaza. There are currently 3,097 fishermen in Gaza, compared to 10,000 in the year 2000. The Israeli navy imposes restrictions on access to areas beyond three nautical miles from Gaza, enforced by firing at boats beyond those limits. Since 2009, 4 fishermen were killed and 17 wounded by such fire.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Economy and Society: November 18, 2011

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The Ministry of Finance has released a proposal to expedite the planned development of Israel’s seaports while easing environmental protection requirements, which would have a significant financial impact on the projects.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel have attacked the plan and called it a major departure from proper planning procedures, and that the Finance Ministry’s plan violates current planning legislation.

Closed Society: August 5, 2011

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The sewage from the settlement of Ateret flows into the area’s streams. The people of Ateret have expressed objection to the creation of the Palestinian planned city of Rawabi in the area, citing, amongst other things, that sewage disposal for the city has yet to be resolved.

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August 5th, 2011 at 11:32 pm