What the Oil Spill off Lebanon’s Coast Forebodes

Published March 31st, 2021 - 10:10 GMT
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Volunteers in Lebanon's southern city of Tyre try to clean oil from the beach (AFP/FILE)
The natural disaster besetting Lebanon’s coast should serve as a warning to Mediterranean states to cease exploration and exploitation of oil reserves. A storm over a week ago caused an oil spill from a tanker off the coast of Israel. Coastlines in Israel were affected before reaching Lebanon days later. There is an ongoing diplomatic battle between Turkey, Greece, the wider EU, Israel, and Egypt over oil rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey and Greece are disagreeing over righ

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