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There is 23 trillion cubic feet of natural ga off the coast of GAZA, LEBANON and ISRAEL

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 11:52 AM
And Israel wants it all! Israel has threatened Lebanon with war if Lebanon tries to recover the gas within their economic zone. Time for the world (actually well past time) to INSIST Israel adhere to International Law! First they steal land belonging to others, Then they steal the water under it. Now they want to steal the offshore natural gas from their neighbors. We, the people of the world must do something. But what?

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:03 PM
The problem with the phrase "we must do something" is pretty dumb what are you the op gonna do? nothing, what am I gonna do? nothing, and personally I don't want to do anything about it i'm fine with just sitting comfortably in my chair and reading about it. Life is good!
But i'll still S&F it!

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:17 PM
No link, no evidence, enormously biased, i am inclined to disagree with every word in that paragraph.

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by gem_man

Yes, this is becoming a hotly contested issue. In fact, the Lebanese government is being accused of dragging its heals in passing an oil exploration law. article

Background article

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by gem_man

A large share of those oil & gas fields have been awarded sovereign right to the provisional Palestinian State as it sits just off the Gazan shoreline, hence the political wrangling and secretive military support of Mahmoud Abbas' Fateh organisation over Hamas.

The State of Palestine has been bought and paid for, as has the extraction rights and Abbas' consent to a political appeasement under the terms and conditions of the broader energy plan.

Why else would Russian APC imports into the West Bank and intended for delivery to Fateh be approved by the Knesset if Abbas wasn't complicit in the deal?

The same thing happened a couple of years ago when Isreal shipped several containers of arms and ammunition to Fateh via Egypt to oust Hamas in an armed coup, but were fought of by Hamas forces.

Its not about the Palestinian people, its about those who seek power and seizing control of, and making vast fortunes from, those as yet untapped reserves under Gazan waters

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by Enf0rc3r

Sorry about the "Missing link" inadvertently forgot it. here you go:

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:28 PM
And a little more information concerning rights to the basin and international water boundaries.


posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:10 PM
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"If that basin extends to Lebanese waters, then we want to warn this company from infringing on our rights," Kabbani said, adding the parliamentary committee had requested the government take action.

From your article.
So instead of utilizing gas that is in Lebanese waters, Lebanon demands Israel to stop utilizing gas that IS in Israeli waters?
That Israel-US firm found? And what exactly Lebanon did?
Threatens Israel and tries to stop it.
And Op:

We, the people of the world must do something. But what?

"People of the world" should develop their own economy and not try to prevent others from utilizing their own discovery. I know that it is easier to buy rockets in tens of thousands then to invest in gas-drilling platform.

A little example of what is idiocy:
You researched and discovered that there is oil deposits in your backyard, that possibly extends to neighbors backyard. So you try to utilize it by building drill platforms in your own backyard.
But your neighbor ,who did nothing constructive in this matter, demands that you stop doing it since you might steal from what is under his backyard.
Instead of simply making money from the oil that is under his backyard,without the need for long expensive research.

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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Just presenting articles from Israeli and Lebanese sources so the OP can get a better feel for both sides.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:51 PM
Here is some more info:

Who Owns the Gas Fields
The issue of sovereignty over Gaza's gas fields is crucial. From a legal standpoint, the gas reserves belong to Palestine. 
The death of Yasser Arafat, the election of the Hamas government and the ruin of the Palestinian Authority have enabled Israel to establish de facto control over Gaza's offshore gas reserves. 
British Gas (BG Group) has been dealing with the Tel Aviv government. In turn, the Hamas government has been bypassed in regards to exploration and development rights over the gas fields. 
The election of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001 was a major turning point. Palestine's sovereignty over the offshore gas fields was challenged in the Israeli Supreme Court. Sharon stated unequivocally that "Israel would never buy gas from Palestine" intimating that Gaza's offshore gas reserves belong to Israel. 
In 2003, Ariel Sharon, vetoed an initial deal, which would allow British Gas to supply Israel with natural gas from Gaza's offshore wells. (The Independent, August 19, 2003) 
The election victory of Hamas in 2006 was conducive to the demise of the Palestinian Authority, which became confined to the West Bank, under the proxy regime of Mahmoud Abbas.  
In 2006, British Gas "was close to signing a deal to pump the gas to Egypt." (Times, May, 23, 2007). According to reports, British Prime Minister Tony Blair intervened on behalf of Israel with a view to shunting the agreement with Egypt. 
The following year, in May 2007, the Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert  "to buy gas from the Palestinian Authority." The proposed contract was for $4 billion, with profits of the order of $2 billion of which one billion was to go the Palestinians. 
Tel Aviv, however, had no intention on sharing the revenues with Palestine. An Israeli team of negotiators was set up by the Israeli Cabinet to thrash out a deal with the BG Group, bypassing both the Hamas government and the Palestinian Authority:

"Israeli defence authorities want the Palestinians to be paid in goods and services and insist that no money go to the Hamas-controlled Government." (Ibid, emphasis added)
The objective was essentially to nullify the contract signed in 1999 between the BG Group and the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat. 
Under the proposed 2007 agreement with BG, Palestinian gas from Gaza's offshore wells was to be channeled by an undersea pipeline to the Israeli seaport of Ashkelon, thereby transferring control over the sale of the natural gas to Israel. 
The deal fell through. The negotiations were suspended:
 "Mossad Chief Meir Dagan opposed the transaction on security grounds, that the proceeds would fund terror". (Member of Knesset Gilad Erdan, Address to the Knesset on "The Intention of Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Purchase Gas from the Palestinians When Payment Will Serve Hamas," March 1, 2006, quoted in Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Does the Prospective Purchase of British Gas from Gaza's Coastal Waters Threaten Israel's National Security?  Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 2007)
Israel's intent was to foreclose the possibility that royalties be paid to the Palestinians. In December 2007, The BG Group withdrew from the negotiations with Israel and in January 2008 they closed their office in Israel.(BG website). 

Good Article


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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:37 PM
Interesting video - Israel is Raping Gaza of Palestinian Gas Reserves

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