Israel to Begin Exporting Natural Gas to Gaza

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Saar-6 corvette, a warship dubbed “Shield,” cruises near the production platform of Leviathan natural gas field after a welcoming ceremony by the Israeli navy to mark the arrival of the warship, off the coast of Haifa. (Reuters/Ilan Rosenberg)

Israel on Sunday signed an agreement to export its natural gas to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant, a deal brokered by Qatar, the United Nations and the European Union.

Mohammed al-Emadi, Doha’s envoy to the enclave, said the agreements consist of two parts.

The first part is between Israeli energy conglomerate Delek and the Palestinian Authority, to which Israel will export the gas. The second part includes the construction of a pipeline from Israel to the Gaza Strip, which the EU and Qatar will allocate money for.