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Israel to Block Clandestine UAE Oil Deal

Eilat, Israel.

Eilat, Israel.

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Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) -- Israel's Environment Minister said Thursday a clandestine oil deal that would have turned a scuba divers' paradise into a waypoint for Emirati oil headed for Western markets has effectively been blocked.

Tamar Zandberg told Israeli Army Radio that following a Justice Ministry opinion that her office had the authority to limit the activities of the Israeli government-owned corporation signed onto the deal, “the agreement cannot be realized.”