One million people from Netanya to Haifa are wondering what is inscribed for them… in the Tama 37/H gas plan. Not milk and honey apparently.
Haifa Chemicals workers are being fired after Israel’s High Court ordered to close the ammonia tank in the Haifa port over security concerns.
The company’s closure would be a bad sign for Israeli business and its burgeoning hi-tech industry.
On Thursday morning, workers burned tires and blocked the entrance to the southern factory, located in the Mishor Rotem Industrial Zone, just east of Dimona and south of Arad.
Haifa Chemicals is owned by the American holding company Trance Resource Inc, which is controlled by the Trump Group, where Jules Trump serves as chairman of the board.
Israel's ammonia facility began to attract international attention last year when Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack it.
We are in the middle of a major crisis that could have been avoided if government officials had been more proactive.
Because the facility's toxins permit had expired on June 1, the Environmental Protection Ministry temporarily renewed the license on Sunday.
The ammonia tank in question is the 12,000-ton processing and storage facility that sits in the Haifa Bay.
Green groups and politicians have long seen the container, which stores all ammonia imported by Israel, as a “ticking time bomb.”