) - Israeli army bases in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT
) and Israel are contaminating land and water sources, says a letter addressed to Major General Gadi Shamni, commander-in-chief of the central command in Israel. According to the 12 May letter signed by Issac Ben David, deputy director at the Ministry of the Environment, and seen by IRIN
, five bases in the OPT
are a major source of contamination due to poor handling of diesel fuel and oil.