Politicians on both the right and left agree urgent action needed.
The practice of turning off tracking systems is commonly done by Iranian vessels to avoid detection for violating the trade embargo with Syria.
Officials in the Mossad and the IDF have distanced themselves from Gamliel's claims that terrorism was the cause of the oil spill.
Sources in the defense establishment said they were not familiar with Gamliel’s claim that the oil spill was the result of terrorism
The decision to censor the details was described by Israeli media as "irregular."
Tar pollution event proves to be a “large scale and very severe one which inflicts a lot of damage” Nature and Parks Authority head Shaul Goldstein said.
Local Councils were instructed by the Environmental Protection Ministry to begin emergency clean-up protocol.
In the video, she spoke about technologies being developed in Israel in the field of renewable energy storage.
Despite Israel’s key role in founding the EMGF, its official membership in the organization was held up due to opposition from Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel.
The inspection found there had indeed been a strong and significant odor hazard in the region, which had been felt for two days in surrounding residential areas.