UN Commands Israel to Pay $856 Million for Oil Spill During Second Lebanon War


lebanon-oil-spill-israelThe UN General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution by 170-6 on Friday asking Israel to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages that occurred during the 2006 war with Hizbullah.

The oil spill was caused when bombed oil tanks near a Lebanese power plant leaked 15,000 tons of oil onto the Mediterranean coast.

The U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel voted against the resolution.

An Israeli government official said this UN resolution is another example of the degree to which the Arab states can bring any resolution against Israel to the General Assembly and get it passed.

“It is clear to anyone who looks at the legality of the war, that Israel was responding to clear aggression from Lebanon into Israel,” the official said. The 2006 conflict was triggered by a cross-border raid by Hizbullah and its capture of two Israeli soldiers.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Halacha B’yadua…
    How long will it take us to get it?!
    Let us stop hoping in vain to support from the world. Ein lanu l’heeshoen alla al avinu shebashamayim!