Sunday, November 27, 2011

New attack on gas pipeline

That didn't take long. From JPost:
Saboteurs blew up Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan and Israel on Monday, witnesses and security sources said, a few hours before the country holds its first free election since president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February. [...]
JPost explains:
Egypt’s 20-year gas deal with Israel, signed in the Mubarak era, is unpopular with the Egyptian public, and critics argue that the Jewish state was not paying enough for the gas. [...]
There is also the cute little fact that a significant segment of the Egyptian population is opposed to any peace treaty with Israel (or any state short of actual war) and any trade relations whatsoever.

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