by Bob Nichols
AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PALESTINE, ESPECIALLY GAZA!
THE ELITE AND CORPORATE INTERESTS
HAVE SLAUGHTERED PEOPLE OVER NATURAL ASSETS BEFORE.
PALESTINE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING FOR 60+ YEARS NOW,
JUST HOW MUCH OF THE STRUGGLE TODAY DUE TO
THE SAME CAUSE OF DECADES,
OR THE RELATIVELY NEW CAUSE
OF BLACK GOLD?
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS MATTER!
A rain of fire over Gaza
“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!" ~ Golda Meir
In 1999 the British Gas Group (later BG Group) discovered significant deposits of natural gas under the water 10 to 15 nautical miles off the shore of Gaza. The deposits, named Gaza Marine 1 and 2, are estimated to contain up to 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas or the energy equivalent of 150 million barrels of oil. They are currently valued at some 4 billion dollars.
On 11/8/99 Chairman Yasser Arafat signed an agreement giving BG Group 90 percent interest and 10 per cent to Consolidated Contractors Company, an Athens based Palestinian entity connected to the PLO.
STEALING GAZA'S GAS
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields