A Thursday agreement reached to form a Palestinian-Israeli team to address common environmental issues between the two sides, said Israel Radio.The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that, according to the radio, a meeting was held between the Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Amir Peretz and Deputy Head of Environmental Department Jamal Mtour agreed to form a team to meet every month to discuss solutions to the biggest ecological problems facing the region today.

Topics discussed included preventing pollution, alternative solutions to waste management, and facing potential health hazards if industrialization increases in the area.