Gallery: Environmentalists Call Israel’s Plan to Build a $10 Billion Ar...


While it might sound like an April Fool’s post, we assure you that Israel’s recently announced plans to build a $10 billion artificial island off the coast of Gaza are 100% real. The United Arab Emirates have a disastrous love affair with artificial islands (if you hadn’t heard, “The World” islands are already sinking) but until now Israel has been fairly wary of projects that could negatively impact the Mediterranean sea and shore. According to the folks at Green Prophet, the 10 year project will create a portal for goods going into Gaza, but environmentalists call it “sheer madness.”

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  1. english cheese man September 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

    At first I thought this was crazy, but now I disagree.

    It seems it will have economic benefits and security benefits and this may considerably advance both.

    And I can’t help but wonder how serious this would be to the aquatic environment of the Mediterranean sea…

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