The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company has been ordered to pay 100 million shekels in damages for the 2014 pipeline leak that spilled an estimated 5 million liters of crude oil into the Evrona nature reserve in the south, severely damaging the ecosystem. Under the settlement, reached in a precedent-setting class action suit, funds will be used to safeguard the reserve and prevent future damage.

KAN reporter Naomi Segal asked Dr. Asaf Tsoar, the southern district ecologist at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority about the current status of the Evrona reserve.