This video from Israel says about itself:
Firing Range 24
5 Feb 2014
Six kilometers of beach in Rishon LeZion belong to the Defense Ministry, and is used as a firing range for artillery and explosive material. Soon a tiny piece of the beach site will be transferred to the public.
By Social TV in Israel:
February 16, 2014
WATCH: Environmental groups fear firing zone will fall prey to developers
For 60 years, the Israeli army has held onto six sought-after kilometers of some of the country’s most beautiful coastline. As some of the area is returned to the public in the coming years, local authorities will be burdened [by] the heavy cost of cleaning up a wasteland of munitions. Environmental groups are gearing up for a fight against real estate developers in order to keep the sand dunes and beaches public and hope to protect the delicate ecosystems.
TEAMING UP TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT “In the Middle East, which houses 10 of the 15 most water-poor countries in the world, learning to care for the environment is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. And it’s one that many involved with Arava say requires Muslims, Jews and Christians to work together to tackle. ‘You can’t deal with an environmental issue without dealing with your neighbors,’ founding faculty member Rabbi Michael Cohen told The Huffington Post.” [HuffPost]