Illegal oil discharge Sea of Galilee condemned

The magistrate court in Safed published a judgment dealing with the illegal discharge of fuel oil into the Sea of Galilee via a drainage channel on 28.12.2006. The discharge occurred during the fill-up of underground tanks by a transport company. The company was pleaded guilty for not having provided the fill-up rules to the driver of the company, who does not speak Hebrew, and by this omission having caused the discharge of fuel oil to the Sea of Galilee. This verdict reflects the trend in Israeli courts to examine the existing rules and guidelines in a company, be it from the "procedural" aspect of how a guideline must be written (clarity, language etc.), be it with respect to the content of the rules.