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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.
MKs are angry that PM Benjamin Netanyahu activated the gas deal by invoking Aricle 52, a controversial legal clause.
By SHARON UDASIN
Netanyahu warns against ‘severe security challenge’ without plan.
Netanyahu says gas deal will bring Israel energy independence, more jobs, lower cost of living.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Deri's refusal to circumvent Antitrust Commissioner's refusal to sign off on gas deal is likely to leave the deal unauthorized for months.
Steinitz says Kulanu must honor coalition agreement and coalition discipline.
"There is palpably renewed energy in our relationship, I mean that figuratively and literally," says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside the president of Cyprus.
Deri declined to exercise his authority, and instead agreed to transfer his powers to the government – a move that requires both cabinet and Knesset authorization.
The company claims that over the course of several years, the ministry consistently rejected applications to drill in areas where the reservoirs were discovered.
The government’s conduct without a coherent policy, no long-term plan, without cooperation among regulations is what created the monopoly and led to the current situation.
Gal-On’s request occurs as continued discussions and decisions take place over the fate of the country’s natural gas reservoirs.
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