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Hamas Demands Full Disclosure on Gaza Gas Deal

Hamas has demanded that the Palestinian Authority disclose details of an agreement it signed with Egypt regarding a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Investment Fund signed an agreement Sunday with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) calling for the development of the Gaza Marine gas field and accompanying infrastructure.

In a tweet, Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook said “Gaza must be present in any understandings about the gas fields on its shores,” adding, “If Gaza is forced to import natural gas from the occupation to the only power station in the Strip, then we should not stand by and watch, and our natural resources go away… We need to know the details of the agreement that was signed with the Investment Authority.”

In response, a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah, Hussein al-Sheikh, sent out his own tweet: “Agreements are made between countries, and Palestine is a member of the Mediterranean Gas Forum. The agreements are signed with states, not with factions and organizations,” he said

Source: PetroleumAfrica

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