Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test in the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s Defense Ministry said.
The city of Netanya in Israel is a hotspot in more ways than one: It is a scenic tourist destination on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea north of Tel Aviv and a frequent target for terrorist attacks, due to its proximity to Palestinian settlements.
As construction workers pass through sandy corridors between huge rectangular buildings at this desalination plant on Israel’s southern coastline, the sound of rushing water resonates from behind a concrete wall.
Israel was blanketed by the worst sandstorm in four years.
Israeli and U.S. troops launched four Patriot missiles at decoy enemy missiles over the Mediterranean Sea.
While some of the projects veer off course into areas that are not strictly environmental, the main thrust of EcoOcean, an Israeli nonprofit organization that built and funds a unique seafaring vessel, is to offer its ship, equipped with wet and dry laboratories, to those fighting to improve the marine and coastal environment.