Environmental organizations today (Thursday) withdrew the petition to Beg"Regarding the agreement signed by Katsa"Government with Red-Med, which means a significant increase in the transportation of crude oil in the Gulf of Eilat. This, in light of the State Attorney’s Office’s announcement that the Ministry of Environmental Protection has stated that there will be no additional risk in the Gulf of Eilat, backed by the Ministry of Justice and the government.
The Minister of Environmental Protection, Tamar Zandberg, said at the end of the discussion: "The result of the discussion in Beg"Clear. The policy of the Ministry of Environmental Protection – Zero Additional Risk in the Gulf of Eilat – is arbitrary and existing, and is supported by the state. We will implement it in practice and stop the expansion of the activity of the EPA"A. The State of Israel cannot be turned into a dangerous and polluting oil bridge. We will continue to protect the unique coral reef, and the valuable and sensitive marine and coastal environment".