EcoPeace Middle East, following declaration by Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom to go forward with the Red-Dead Canal project:
ALTERNATIVES TO THE RED-DEAD NEED TO BE EXPOSED BEFORE DETERMINING FACTS ON THE GROUND
Following today’s announcement by Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom to go forward with the Red-Dead Canal project, Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director of EcoPeaCE Middle East, said: “During this entire project, the voice of environmentalists have not been sufficiently heard, and now too, we witness agreements being made behind closed doors between our countries and the World Bank. Attempts are being made to create facts-on-the-ground prior to proper public consultation. While we welcome the partial release of the Red-Dead associated reports, it still remains unclear as to when the Alternatives Study to the Red-Dead project will be made public. Before we put the cart before the horse, we must see and heavily weigh the alternatives”.
For more information:
Foreign Media Officer
EcoPeace Middle East