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Illegal Automotive Junkyards in the North of Israel

This environmental status report details the dangers of illegal scrap yards, which have become a tremendous cause for concern in the north of Israel.  Huge swaths of land that in the past had been orchards and vineyards have been turned into automotive junkyards.

This is the scenery that greets anyone travelling on the roads in the north of Israel: the roadsides adjacent to the Arab villages of the Galilee are choked with tens of thousands of wrecked, rusting cars that blight the once-pastoral landscape and turn the area into an environmental, aesthetic, and safety disaster.

The State of Israel has chosen to Ignore these pirate junkyards and to refrain from enforcing the law.