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Israel to Pay Lebanon for Eco Harm
By: Quds News Network
19 November 2021
 

UN resolution asking ‘Israel’ to pay Lebanon $856.4 M over environmental disaster

NEW YORK—The UN on Thursday asked the occupation state of ‘Israel’ to pay $850 million to Lebanon in compensation for a major oil spill in 2006, which was described as an “environmental disaster.”

The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly with 161 votes in favour of the draft titled “Oil slick on Lebanese shores.”

According to that draft, “the Assembly would request the Government of Israel assume responsibility for prompt and adequate compensation to Lebanon for the damage. It would also request Israel to compensate other countries directly affected by the oil slick, such as Syria, whose shores were partially polluted,” the UN said on its website.

Although the slick affected two-thirds of Lebanon’s coastline and negatively impacted its economy, according to the representative of Guinea, the US said it is disappointed that the UN “continues to take up this unbalanced resolution critical of Israel.”

Israel said the draft text was without merit and had “taken up the Committee’s valuable time and resources for far too long.” Claiming Hezbollah caused the oil slick, he added that “the resolution is based on false premises.”

The slick was created when Israeli jets bombed a power station, releasing about 15,000 tonnes of oil into the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

At its peak, it stretched for 120km (75 miles) along the shore.

In 2006, ‘Israel’ launched a massive air and sea attacks on targets all over Lebanon including civilian targets, then invaded the south of the country.

More than 1,000 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and about 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed.

Original article

Photo: Oil spill-blackened crab on a Lebanon beach after Israel’s attack on the Jiyyah Power Plant, 2006. Source: AFP.

See also:

ETO Case Study 9B: Military Destruction of the Jiyyah Power Plant during the July 2006 War on Lebanon

UNGA: Israel to Pay Lebanon for Jiyyah Attack

UN General Assembly resolutions:

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/61/194

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/62/188

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/63/211

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/64/195

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/65/147

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/66/192

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/67/201

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/68/206

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/69/212

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/71/218

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/72/209

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/73/224

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/74/208

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/RES/75/209

Reports of the Secretary General:

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/62/343

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/63/225

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/64/259

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/65/278

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/66/297

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/67/341

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/68/544

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/69/313

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/70/291

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/71/217

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/72/353

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/73/302

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/74/225

Oil slick on Lebanese shores, A/76/298

International Law Commission, Draft articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, with commentaries (2001)

التعويل على كفاءة العدالة: العواقب التي تواجه ضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الأرض ومشروع دعم العدالة الانتقالية وجبر الضرر في اليمن
 
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