Apr 23, 2011

#BDS: New Egypt: Egypt detains ex-energy minister over gas deal with Israel

"Egypt's public prosecutor on Thursday ordered former Energy Minister Sameh Fahmy and five other senior energy officials detained for questioning over a natural gas deal with Israel that the government is reviewing.

Israel gets 40% of its natural gas from Egypt under an arrangement put in place after a 1979 peace deal. Opposition groups have long complained the gas was being sold at preferential prices and that East Mediterranean Gas (EMG), the company which supplies it, violated bureaucratic regulations. (Reuters)"

#BDS: New BDS Song by Radio Rahim!