State Fails to Find Alternative Site for Palmahim Beach Resort

The only possible location in terms of the topography and proximity to the sea is east of the current access road to Palmahim Beach in an area now being used by the military.

The state has not been able to find an alternative site for a resort planned for the Palmahim Beach area of the southern Coastal Plain, after objections by environmentalists led the government to shelve the project there. The state may also be leaving itself open to a demand for damages by not offering compensation to the project's developers so as to allow the project to be finally called off. This state of...