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Military and Security Forces: March 1, 2012‎

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According to the Environmental Protection Ministry’s deputy director general for enforcement, the IDF is preventing investigation of pollution in West Bank army bases. Eighteen months ago, on a tour of IDF bases in the West Bank, Itzhak Ben-David observed that fuel and oil were leaking into the ground. He submitted a complaint on the issue but was unable to receive a satisfactory answer.

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

Economy and Society: July 7, 2011

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection decided to erase the name of the head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, Yossi Vardi, from an indictment filed against the District Council and the Regional Water Association for the Jordan River pollution. The Regional Council and the Regional Water Association will pay a fine of 400 thousand NIS for polluting the river for many years. At that time, the Bedouin Council of Tel Sheva was fined 130 thousand NIS for six months of pollution in Be’er Sheva creek. The head of their Regional Council was prosecuted following a flow of sewage which streamed into the creek, and was convicted under a plea bargain.

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