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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And again: Egypt-Israel gas pipeline sabotaged

For the fourth time since February, the natural gas pipeline that delivers gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has been sabotaged, this time near El Arish. The pipeline, which was also set on fire last week, was due to begin pumping gas at a normal pace at the end of this week.
Nile television said flames from the blast near the town of Al-Arish could be seen up to 20 kms (12 miles) away. It gave no details on the causes of the explosion or the extent of the damages.

But MENA, without citing its sources, said there had been an attack on the station that is used to "export Egyptian gas abroad", including supplying Israel. Egypt also sells gas to Jordan and other countries.

The agency said fire trucks were trying to contain the flames and security forces were hunting down those responsible.

It also said a security guard and his family were injured in the blast.
Funny, these things didn't happen when Mubarak was in charge.


Israel Radio reports based on Egyptian sources that what is at issue here is Bedouin demands for protection money and the Egyptian interim government's refusal to pay it. What could go wrong?

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At 9:54 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

The Muslim Brotherhood is trying to get Israel to attack the Sinai. They are behind these attacks.

Israel is playing it smart. Don't attack and wait. Egypt will attack Israel first (sometime in the fall) and then Israel will be able to regain the Sinai (Begin should have never given it away!).


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