Greenpeace takes over coal ship near Ashkelon

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July 8, 2010 07:53

 
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Environmental activists from Greenpeace boarded a ship and have prevented it from entering Israel on Thursday, as a part of the organization's efforts to prevent an additional coal mill from being built in Ashkelon.

Activists from Israel and Germany approached the Orient Venus, which had come from South Africa, with rubber rafts.

Mor Levy, 22, one of the Greenpeace members who boarded the ship said "It's true that our action is unusual, and maybe even extreme, but unfortunately, we have no choice. The insistence on using coal for energy is far more extreme. The government is harming me and those who are close to me!"

"I believe anyone can make a difference," Levy said. "You can make a difference from your home by conserving energy, which will prevent another mill from being built."


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