Israel has been highly critical of a UN General Assembly resolution that calls it to compensate Beirut for the damages caused by a major oil spill that was a result of an Israeli air force strike during the Israel-Hezbollah War in July 2006.
“It’s the sort of UN decision that we’re used to, mixing alternative history, manipulation politicization and self-interested narrow-mindedness,” the Israeli mission to the UN said in a statement Friday night, AP reports.
“The UN has never stopped to check the cost of the war on Israel. Apart from the heavy cost in lives, the war caused huge environmental damage in the north of the country. All that, without even mentioning that the war was a consequence of a terrorist organization, Hezbollah,” the statement said. “The time has come for the UN to look around and notice the real sources of the threats against it.”
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