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Britain will send its first shipment of coal to Israel this year as part of an agreement under which Israel could purchase 3.75 million tons over the next five years. The first 30,000 ton vessel will sail to Haifa from Immingham, a coal port on England’s east coast. The deal signed in Tel Aviv between the National Coal Board and Israel’s national coal supply corporation, has been under negotiation for several years. The coal is destined for the new power station being built at Hadera, 20 miles south of Haifa.

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