A popular campaign by a group of Egyptian activists against gas exports to Zionist regime has won a court case on the terms of the country's gas deal with Tel Aviv.
The court ruled on the ministry of petroleum “not to export one single unit of gas before satisfying the local needs,” head of the Campaign against Gas Export to Zionist regime Ibrahim Yousri said on Wednesday.
For Egyptians, the issue of supplying the Zionist regime with gas has always been a contentious one. Egyptians view Zionist regime as an enemy and oppose engaging in any kind of business with the regime.
Egypt's gas supply to Zionist regime has been one of the main economic conditions of the US-sponsored 1979 peace treaty between the two sides.
Under a $2.5-billion export deal with Tel Aviv, signed in 2005, the regime gets around 40 percent of its gas supply from Egypt at a considerably low price.
However, after Egyptians faced electricity blackouts last summer due to gas shortages, most experts are demanding an extensive revision of the deal.
Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Walid Shalaby also said, "This deal was made in the dark, away from the sight of supervisory and legislative bodies. It has to be proposed to the new parliament which will decide on who to export to and to determine the price of the exported gas."
Friday, March 18, 2011
IRIB (Iran): "Egypt seeks to end gas exports to Zionist regime"
You may have seen this headline about the resumption of gas flow from Egypt to the the Zionist entity. We know what Iran wants, however. Notice that "Egypt," "Egyptian activists," and the Muslim Brotherhood all seem to be the same thing in this article: