Green Peace Clashes with Israeli Police over Toxic Waste

Published June 15th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli Police clashed with environmental activists from the international 'Green Peace' organization Wednesday morning when the environmentalists tried to block three pipelines, which they said are carrying tons of toxic waste into the “Kishon River” in Haifa, reported the Jerusalem Post.  

Attention on the river has been revived by a Yediot Aharonot report last month claiming a possible link between pollutants in the waterway and cases of cancer among naval commandos who trained there, said the daily.  

Local Green Peace activists were joined by an international team of members from the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, and Malta. They tried to physically block the industrial effluent flowing into the river from two Haifa chemical companies, added the daily. 

"We are here to do the job that the authorities have refused to take on and stop the pollution," activist Liad Ortar told the Jerusalem Post – Albawaba.com  

 

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