Palestine blames Israel for stealing its oil, gas

Palestinian minister said Israel had been stealing oil from a well in Ramallah for over two years.

Palestine blames Israel for stealing its oil, gas

World Bulletin / News Desk

Maher Ghanem, Minister of Settlement and Apartheid Wall Affairs of Palestinian government in West Bank, blamed Israel for stealing Palestine's oil and natural gas.

"Israel has been stealing oil from the 'Migad 5' well in the western Rantis village in Ramallah province for over two years," Ghanem told AA on Sunday.

Stressing that most of the 'Migad 5' oil well fell to the Palestinian territory, Ghanem said, "Israel started in early 2011 to extract oil in the village it has been dealing with drilling works since 1992. According to the researches, the well has an oil reserve of about 1,5 billion barrels. Israel is also stealing Palestine's underground water resources as well as seizing the natural gas fields in Gaza."

Ghanem argued that Palestine's right on its resources would not be prescribed, urging that Israel must pay compensation for the natural resources it seized.

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