Cutting trees in Sidon, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Sidon municipality has filed a lawsuit against a number of individuals for cutting down several old trees without permission and in the face of repeated instructions to stop.The Daily Star has been informed that a non-Lebanese landowner, whose property is next to the stretch of pavement with the municipality-planted trees, was responsible.However, according to Saudi, the owner and his workers continued anyway, prompting security forces to summon them based on a decision by the environmental prosecutor.
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