Israel Steals from Palestine Adding a New Spin on ‘Selling Coal to Newcastle’

This recent report from Global Research adds fuel to the fire of ‘operation protective edge’. Israel will deal with Jordan to sell offshore Palestinian gas (hello Australia…..we can’t talk! What about the Timor Gap ongoing disgrace over exactly the same natural commodity -gas see here)

The issue of sovereignty over Gaza’s gas fields is crucial. From a legal standpoint, the gas reserves belong to Palestine.

Above image from The GR article attached which states “The Middle East Monitor reported September 4, 2014 that a Memorandum of Understanding ”is due to be signed between Israel and Jordan in the reservoir of Leviathan to export Israeli natural gas to Jordan during the next 15 years with a total value of $15 billion”. (Jordan to buy $15bn of Israeli gas, Middle East Monitor, September 4, 2014.

As if  theft is not enough there could well be an exchange under the table also going on here with Jordan brokered by the US. While Israel gets to be the chief energy supplier for the Kingdom, Jordan may have been pressured to accept this deal….

The GR report also states “The Israeli business news outlet Globe reports that the U.S. State Department “assisted” both countries in signing the deal which gives Israel the capacity to “use its position to achieve strategic aims”

My thoughts are also that there are significant numbers of Palestinian refugees sitting at Jordan’s door, many of whom have turned away and John Kerry has been attempting to “assist” in this matter too. The refugees are escaping violence and war in both Syria and Iraq, many who have made a home in those countries since they were forcibly removed in 1948 during the Naqba. Many are now double refugees.

Is this the sweetener exchange, sign this for your gas from Israel, we will fund this and ‘manage/assist’ with your ‘Palestinian Problem’, while Palestinians lose ‘right of return’??????????

Just a thought.

Win Win Win for Israeli greed ………. Land, Water, Gas no right of return…what else do you need? ……(empathy, ethics, boundaries and morals?)

The GR article and site here Israel Steals Gaza’s Offshore Natural Gas: $15 Billion Deal with Jordan.

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