U.N. Votes to Oblige Israel to Compensate Lebanon


The U.N. on Friday voted in favor of obliging Israel to pay Lebanon compensations over the 2006 oil spill caused by its bombing of the seaside Jiye power plant.

According to a tweet posted by MP Hagop Terzian, the U.N. decision obliges Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million in compensations.

158 member states voted in favor of the resolution as nine rejected it and six abstained.

The oil spill was caused by an Israeli airstrike on oil storage tanks during the 2006 war.

Comments 5
Thumb gebran_sons 15 November 2019, 22:22

If we had an effective foreign minister, the UN should vote to compensate Lebanon for Syrian refugees, for every person and every day they stay in Lebanon. This should be earmarked from any future funds to rebuild Syria. This will insure Assad will want his people as soon as possible instead of killing them and destroying their cities... But Bassil is the Don Quixote of his generation, causing irreparable harm to our democracy and freedom, and selling Lebanon to the Basij for personal profit.

Thumb s.o.s 15 November 2019, 22:46

Who objected and who abstained ? That would be pertinent information.

Thumb natour 15 November 2019, 23:16

9 against (Israel, Austria, Canada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, United States, Federated States of Micronesia)
6 abstentions (Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Honduras, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu).

Thumb s.o.s 16 November 2019, 18:23

Merci Natour,

So this vote occurred every year since 2006.... but it isn’t enforced lol
I wonder why insignificant islands who could disappear because of global warming vote against justice!

Thumb thepatriot 16 November 2019, 12:34

Ebola should compensate the state! It is their provocations that brought destruction and chaos upon us. They rebuilt Dahie alone! Tfeh!