Middle East News Mizrahi

On December 4th of 2014 there was an oil spill in Israel. Officials called it the worst environmental disaster in the nation's history. A pipeline that carries oil between Eilat on the Gulf of aqaba and Ashkelon on the Mediterranean Sea burst and 5 million liters gushed from the buried pipeline.

October 23, 1983, at approximately 6:22 a.m. Iranian national Ismail Ascari set off an estimated 21,000 pounds of TNT in Lebanon.
The Agadir earthquake in Morocco was a natural disaster! On Monday, February 29, 1960 at 23:40 Western European Time an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 killed 12,000 people and injured 12,000 with 35,000 remaining homeless. This was the most destructive and deadliest earthquake in Moroccan history.

More than 1 billion barrels of oil were burned in fires set by Iraqi forces in their retreat from Kuwait in 1991. This was no accident for the people in Kuwait. Saddam Hussein could not have Kuwait, so he wasn't about to let anyone else benefit from its riches. He sent his men to do this, to blow up the oil wells.

On August 17, 1999, Turkey had an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7. There were 20,000 certified deaths, with 50,000 injuries. Close to 350,000 residential and commercial units were destroyed.

On Tuesday March 25, 2003 a cyclonic storm swept into Iraq, bringing with it sand and dust from the deserts of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Inside a dust storm!

On January 19, 2017 at least 20 firefighters in Iran were killed when a high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed. 23 out of 70 people are seriously injured.

Saturday, June 21, 2003, a boat carrying about 250 people that risked their lives crossing from Africa to Europe. The Tunisian coast guard has already rescued 41 people and recovered 20 bodies.

September 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia's King, Salman, has ordered a safty review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca and another 863 people injured. It is the deadliest insident to occur in the pilgrimage in 25 years.

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