Photo Credit: Yossi Zeliger / Flash 90
An Eilat beach. May 13, 2022

In light of new professional opinions prepared by the Ministry of Environmental Protection regarding construction along Eilat’s beaches, the Minister of Environmental Protection Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) called on the Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov (Yesh Atid) and the Mayor of Eilat Meir Yitzhak Halevi to immediately stop the works and immediately dismantle the infrastructure, the sea walls and the concrete surfaces from the water line and the beaches.

Minister Zandberg further called on them to sit down with a professional team in order to prepare a detailed plan for the dismantling of the construction and environmental restoration of the beaches, to remove the construction carried out on the basis of planning that that she says lacks the appropriate environmental knowledge, and to re-examine the construction plans and construction permits that have not yet begun execution.


Minister Zandberg’s appeal is made in the light of two ecological and professional opinions initiated and carried out by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, concerning the construction on the coastal strip in Eilat and on the waterfront, which point to the serious environmental damage to the flora and fauna, to the coastal strip and the great potential for damage from the works on the coral reef, mainly coral breaking, covers by silt, the drifting of the coastal land and the death of the fauna in the water and on the beach.


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