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25,000 fish poisoned in the Kinneret

February 20, 2008

OneJerusalem has a good summary of the terrible crime committed this week at the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee):

More than 25,000 dead fish found over the weekend near the marina of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) were said to have been poisoned by a local fisherman who was disputing an area that he claimed was his private fishing “turf”. The fish, most of them Amnon or St. Peter’s fish, were poisoned by an insecticide concoction used to kill pests like cockroaches. Fears that contaminated fish might be sold to the general public has caused health authorities to issue warnings not to purchase fresh water fish from the Kinneret unless sold in licensed shops whose fish have been checked for signs of the insecticide poison.

Read more here.

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