UN Asks Israel to Pay $856 Million for Oil Spill during Second Lebanon War

(AFP) The 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.

2014-12-22 00:00:00

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