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Israel’s rape of Gaza’s Natural Resources
What the conflict is really about
Israel is openly taking Palestinian gas from the Gaza offshore marine area
Back in 2000 Gas was discovered close to shore off Gaza. The vast majority of this vital resource lies within the Gaza Marine Area. Israel from the onset decided it wanted the entire field for its own purposes having decided to changeover to Natural Gas as the main fuel for its power stations and industry. Two plans were originally drawn up.
- Take the gas by sub-sea pipeline to El Arish (Egypt) and then by sub-sea pipeline to Ashkelon (making it look like Egyptian Gas)
- Take the Gas directly to Ashekelon.
In December 2007, BG Group withdrew from negotiations with the Government of Israel for the sale of gas from the Gaza Marine field to Israel. In January 2008, BG Group closed its office in Israel…
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