Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), 13 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/4 January 2015 (MINA) – The Boycott, Divestmenct and Sanctions Movement (BDS) said it started to form an alliance of Palestinian parliamentary blocs, local and international human rights groups, politicians, and economists to pressure the Palestinian government not to sign a final gas agreement with Israel.
In a press release, the BDS Movement said the first months of the current year would see a widespread popular move against the Palestinian government and some private sector institutions that had signed a preliminary agreement early last year to import natural gas supplies from Israel for 20 years, valued at 1.2 billion dollars, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Sunday.
“The Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to import natural gas from the occupation state on 01/05/2014, worth 1.2 billion dollars, for 20 years, which opened the door for Jordan and Egypt to move forward with similar steps and conclude agreements to buy gas from Israel,” the Movement underlined.
“Such agreements would save the project of selling Israeli liquefied gas, which Israel failed to export at competitive prices to world markets, and then had to export it regionally to ensure its economic viability,” it added.
BDS stressed the need for urgent popular moves to pressure the governments of Palestine, Jordan and Egypt to revoke their gas agreements with Israel.
BDS is a global Palestinian campaign advocating international boycotts and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and respect the Palestinian rights.(T/P008/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)