| 28 January 2023, Saturday |

Minister of Environment: fires are result of negligence, some are deliberate.

The Minister of Environment, Nasser Yassin, indicated that “the cause of the fires is negligence, and some of them are deliberate, and we are awaiting for the results of the investigations.”
He added, via a television interview: “We managed during this period, to remedy the spread of forest and woodland fires with the Civil Defense, but the wind prevented the army and UNIFIL helicopters from putting out the fire.”
He pointed out that “as the Ministry of Environment, we seek to strengthen the strategy of protecting sites and natural reserves such as Wadi Zebqin from fires.”