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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasted his group could shut down Israeli offshore plants within hours.
"Already during Operation Protection Edge, there were attempts to damage our platform, and luckily, these weapons were not accurate enough and did not succeed in causing harm."
Threats to the rigs include surface-to-sea supersonic missiles like the Yakhont, in possession of Hezbollah, which can fire it from the Lebanese or Syrian coastlines.
The battle over how to regulate the companies extracting gas from Israel's reserves has been a long and bruising one, and has gone all the way to the Supreme Court.
By NIV ELIS
The chief scientist at the National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Ministry says the base of power production in Israel “will always come from fossil fuels.”
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
The negotiations are being conducted with commercial companies, not the Egyptian national gas companies.
By SHARON UDASIN
"Air pollution is not a matter of convenience and quality of life, but of health and life."
The natural gas outline is the result of some eight months of negotiations.
By SHARON UDASIN,LAHAV HARKOV
Legal clause to unfreeze gas program to be activated by new Minister of the Economy, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu: "I see great importance in cooperation with Italy also in the field of energy."
Document will still likely head to Knesset, before receiving final approval.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
Silvan Shalom: "This move will not only reduce energy costs, but will help lower the cost of products, which will help lower the cost of living."
“We are promoting a realistic solution that will bring natural gas to the Israeli market and not a populist solution that will keep the gas deep underground.”
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