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Israeli minister accuses Iran of link to oil spill off its shores

Israel's investigation has focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km off the coast as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster

Reuters , Wednesday 3 Mar 2021
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File Photo: An Israeli soldier holds a clump of tar cleaned from the sand after an offshore oil spill drenched much of Israel's Mediterranean shoreline with tar, at a beach in Atlit, Israel, Taken on February 22, 2021. REUTERS
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Iran is linked to a recent oil spill off Israel's shores that caused ecological damage, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday, saying it was being treated as a "terror" incident.

Israel's investigation has focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) off the coast on Feb. 11 as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up.

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