High-tech and Banquets Creep into Last Surviving Dunes
SPNI and other environmental organizations are attempting to prevent Abu Yechiel Ltd. from securing approval to build an industrial zone on the last remaining coastal area between Ashdod and Ashkelon. The new industrial zone would cover 100 acres (400 dunams). The development of this site will harm the rich variety of species that are present in the area, some of which are in danger of extinction. Supporters of the plan argue that a large section of the land is going to be set aside for a park and that the land already has approval for smaller industry development.