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Important First Steps in Resolving the Question of Galilee Green or Metallic Green

Do you think that illegal construction only affects people involved in a land dispute? Think again.

‘Following Regavim’s petition against an illegal, highly-polluting scrapyard in the Israeli Arab town of Rameh, the Israel Police carried out enforcement measures last week, an important first step in protecting Israel’s delicate and highly vulnerable ecosystem.’

Read more HERE on the Love of the Land blog.

The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias, is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide. The lake has a total area of 166 km2 (64 sq mi), and a maximum depth of approximately 43 m (141 feet). At 211.315 metres (693.29 ft) below sea level, it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake overall (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake). The lake is fed partly by underground springs although its main source is the Jordan River which flows through it from north to south. The picture shows an aerial view of the southern part of the lake. Photo by Itamar Grinberg.

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