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Israel: Hundreds march against US-Israel gas deal in Tel Aviv01:01

Israel: Hundreds march against US-Israel gas deal in Tel Aviv

Israel, Tel Aviv
July 5, 2015 at 10:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters marched through Tel Aviv, Saturday, to demonstrate against the Israeli government's plans to let an American-Israeli energy group keep control of two of the country's major natural gas deposits.

Protesters marched from Habima Square to government buildings on Kaplan street, chanting slogals such as "This gas is for all of us", and carrying signs depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a pirate. The activists demanded lower gas prices and called for an end to the deal, which will let America's Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group have access to Israel's Tamar and Leviathan offshore reserves.

On Sunday, the country's regulatory agency called for the dominance of companies in the industry to be limited, however Israel's cabinet overruled the possible introduction of legislation regarding this. A parliamentary vote on the matter was due to take place on Monday, however has remained post-poned.

Israel: Hundreds march against US-Israel gas deal in Tel Aviv01:01
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Hundreds of protesters marched through Tel Aviv, Saturday, to demonstrate against the Israeli government's plans to let an American-Israeli energy group keep control of two of the country's major natural gas deposits.

Protesters marched from Habima Square to government buildings on Kaplan street, chanting slogals such as "This gas is for all of us", and carrying signs depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a pirate. The activists demanded lower gas prices and called for an end to the deal, which will let America's Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group have access to Israel's Tamar and Leviathan offshore reserves.

On Sunday, the country's regulatory agency called for the dominance of companies in the industry to be limited, however Israel's cabinet overruled the possible introduction of legislation regarding this. A parliamentary vote on the matter was due to take place on Monday, however has remained post-poned.

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