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Explosion would have occurred on a gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Unidentified people blew up the gas pipeline connecting Egypt and Israel on Sunday evening in the northern part of Sinai, local media said.

Armed men blew up the gas pipeline connecting Egypt and Israel in the evening of February 2 in the northern part of the Sinai, at Bir al-Abed, Al Jazeera learned from informed sources. The pipeline had been targeted in the past.

Cairo has fined Tel Aviv 500 million dollars (around 450 million euros) for withdrawing from the natural gas delivery deal following attacks on the natural gas pipeline on the peninsula, he said. Jerusalem Post. Radicals blew up the pipeline three times in the first six months of 2011 before Egypt suspended gas exports to Israel in 2012.

At the time the gas supply was cut off, Egypt was supplying Israel with more than 40% of its natural gas needs to generate electricity.

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