Ecocide in Lebanon
The 7000 year old historic port of Byblos as it appears swamped by waves of fuel oil
The only public beach in Beirut drowned under waves of oil
In addition to its devastating war on bridges, infrastructures, factories, houses, neighborhoods and its massacres of civilians and children, the Israeli army is launching another kind of war: an ecological war. Last Thursday, big spots of oil began appearing on the Lebanese coast following the attacks on energy plants. Since then, more than 10 thousand tons of Heavy Fuel Oil have fallen into the sea and have polluted more than 30% of the Lebanese seashore. For many ecological specialists, this is the worst ecological disaster that has ever hit Lebanon.
sources: www.annaharonline.com, www.bbcnews.com, and www.tayyar.org