First Time in Israel Builder Sent to Prison for Illegal Waste Disposal

Judge decides polluting companies operating 'illegal sites' should be punished as harshly as drug-dealers.

For the first time in Israel, a prison sentence has been imposed Tuesday for violating waste disposal laws. The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court sentenced Alfonso Hasson to 60 days in jail for operating and managing an illegal waste transfer station in Bnei Brak.