New Israeli-Palestinian land dispute rises as Dead Sea water levels drop

10.10.2011                      13.Cheschwan. 5772

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New Israeli-Palestinian land dispute rises as Dead Sea water levels drop

Military stalling relocation of tourism facilities due to ownership issues.

The retreat of the Dead Sea is a problem not only for environmentalists, but for the Civil Administration's legal experts who must establish who owns the land uncovered by the receding coastline.
In some parts, the coast has retreated by as much as half a kilometer, necessitating the relocation of parking lots, stores and other tourist facilities that are now too far from the water. Since the sea's northern section lies in the West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces Civil Administration is responsible for approving plans to relocate the facilities….