UN urges Israel to repay Lebanon $850mn in oil spill damages

December 20, 2014 4:41 AM

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UN urges Israel to repay Lebanon $850mn in oil spill damages

The UN General Assembly has nearly unanimously approved a resolution urging Israel to pay Lebanon some $850mn compensation to cover the clean-up cost of an oil spill caused in 2006 by the IDF jets attack on oil storage tanks during the war with Hezbollah.

The UNGA assembly voted 170-6 in favor of the non-binding resolution. Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Micronesia and Marshall Islands voted against the motion.

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