Nafeez Ahmed: Gaza, Israel’s $4 billion gas grab

What begins out of the corner of the eye eventually draws attention to itself if it’s ironic enough.

Rise Up Times

Never mind the ‘war on terror’ rhetoric, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The purpose of Israel’s escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory’s 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas – and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis.

Nafeez Ahmed  18th July 2014

Israeli tanks massing on the Gaza border … but do the soldiers know what they’re really fighting for? Photo: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi via Flickr.

If Palestinians develop their own gas resources, the resulting economic transformation could in turn fundamentally increase Palestinian clout.

Israel’s defence minister is on record confirming that military plans to uproot Hamas’ are about securing control of Gaza’s gas reserves

The conquest of Gaza is accelerating. Israel has now launched its ground invasion, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 260, 80% of whom are civilians.

A further 1,500 have been wounded and…

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4 responses to “Nafeez Ahmed: Gaza, Israel’s $4 billion gas grab

  1. Thanks for sharing, Old Jules.
    The discovery of Gaza’s gas reserves is indeed a curse for the civilian population under constant attack.
    Epitaph for our Industrial Civilization: “Went down fighting over fossil fuels.”

  2. I’ve noticed you are watching a lot of movies lately. At the risk of leaving the Great War and the Arab-Israeli conflict behind, at least temporarily, I have a suggestion. It is “Conspiracy”, a movie based on the actual Wansee conference. Chillingly and elegantly acted. I was absorbed. Like watching a train wreck. You can’t look away.

    It is available for free streaming on Amazon Prime.

    • Thanks Bob. I don’t have Amazon streaming, but Netflix doesn’t have it that way. Jeanne’s searched the system for an inter-library loan of it but no joy yet, and it’s not in the Johnson County system. I see it can be had used on DVD from Amazon for $3 plus shipping, so I might get it that way if all else fails. Thanks for the tip. Jack

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