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Egyptian Gas Terminal To Israel, Jordan Attacked


A gas pipeline in north Sinai carrying gas from Egypt to Israel in flames following an attack by an armed gang.

A gas pipeline in north Sinai carrying gas from Egypt to Israel in flames following an attack by an armed gang.

A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has exploded after an attack by an armed gang in the north Sinai area of Egypt.

As a result of the explosion at the al-Sabil terminal near the town of El-Arish, Egypt's pipeline exporting gas to Israel and Jordan has been shut down.

In February, an explosion at a different section of the pipeline cut gas shipments to Israel and Jordan for a month.

Later in the day, dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo demanding Egypt sever ties with and end gas exports to Israel.

Egypt exports gas to Israel, Jordan and Syria.

compiled from agency reports
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