15,000 Tons of Fuel lay siege on the Lebanese coast
Asharq Al Awsat (pan-Arab newspaper), August 4
translated by MideastWire
"Israel committed a new massacre in Lebanon to add to its impressive record in this area. The victim this time is the marine environment....
...The initial result of damage after a survey conducted by the Ministry of Environment shows that the contamination extends to 140 kilometers along the coast and no less than 15 meters width on land. The amounts deposited in the deep sea cannot be estimated at present due to the security situation, as reflected in the statement of the ministry.
Wael Hmeidan responsible for a group of activists and member of environmental Lebanese association 'Green Line' said to Asharq Al-Awsat that 'if crying cures, I would have directed a global call for the Mediterranean and if not for the daily massacres committed by Israel against Lebanese civilians and the continued shelling, the maritime disaster would have been a worldwide issue'... "