War and Natural Gas : The Gaza Bombardment – What You're Not Being Told

Down below is video from Youtube user StormCloudsGathering which talks about what is really happening in Gaza at the moment.
Video also touches on the core issue that there is 1 trillion cubic feet of gas under the Gaza strip that belongs to Palestine.

Who Owns the Gas Fields ?

The issue of sovereignty over Gaza’s gas fields is crucial. From a legal standpoint, the gas reserves belong to Palestine. The death of Yasser Arafat, the election of the Hamas government and the ruin of the Palestinian Authority have enabled Israel to establish de facto control over Gaza’s offshore gas reserves. British Gas (BG Group) has been dealing with the Tel Aviv government. 

In turn, the Hamas government has been bypassed in regards to exploration and development rights over the gas fields. The election of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001 was a major turning point. Palestine’s sovereignty over the offshore gas fields was challenged in the Israeli Supreme Court. Sharon stated unequivocally that “Israel would never buy gas from Palestine” intimating that Gaza’s offshore gas reserves belong to Israel. read more

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