An Israeli minister asserted that a Libyan vessel transporting crude oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for an oil spill on Israel’s coast, and declared: “Iran is initiating terrorism not only with nuclear weapons and efforts to entrench itself on our borders. Iran is initiating terrorism by harming the environment”. “We think the leak that affected us was… either a deliberate leak, that is to say terror, or an accident”, an environmental protection ministry official assessed. Defence Minister Benny Gantz on 5 March indicated he could not “completely rule out that it was deliberate, but at this stage, we can’t determine that it was done on purpose”.
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