Jordanian BDS campaign launched against renewed negotiations for Israeli gas imports

Following the reports, the Jordanian BDS movement relaunched its social media campaign against gas imports from Israel that was first launched in September 2014.

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February 2, 2016 10:38
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The Jordanian BDS movement launched a social media campaign against gas imports from Israel, following reports of renewed negotiations between Jordan and the American gas company, Noble Energy, over a gas deal.

An official Noble Energy delegation arrived on Monday in Amman to discuss the Israeli-Jordanian gas deal with senior government officials, the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad reported.

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After details of the secret discussion were exposed, the placard on the door of the hotel conference room where the meetings were taking place which read, “Meeting with Noble Energy Mediterranean,” was removed and replaced with a placard reading: “Vacant,” al-Ghad reported.

A senior official who participated in the meeting told al-Ghad that the session was aimed at discussing technical issues and to negotiate an Israeli gas import deal, emphasizing that no decision to sign a formal accord to import gas was made.

Following the reports, the Jordanian BDS movement relaunched its social media campaign against gas imports from Israel that was first launched in September 2014, after Jordan signed a $15 billion gas deal with Israel.

The movement voiced its opposition to the negotiations’ renewal on Twitter, using the hashtag, “The enemy’s gas is occupation,” and asking Jordan’s prime minister, the Jordanian minister of planning and international cooperation and the Jordanian minister of foreign affairs questions such as: “Should we fight the violations of the Zionist entity against Jordan’s natural resources by approving the gas deal?” and “Should we sell the blood of Jordanian prisoners and martyrs and voluntarily finance the military machine from the pocket of the Jordanian citizens and from our electricity bills?”

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