NICOSIA, Cyprus — The political and financial implications from the Israel-Hamas war might offer an inspiration to prepares for a pipeline communicating overseas natural gas to Cyprus for processing and shipping to foreign markets, the east Mediterranean island country’s energy minister stated Tuesday.
The battling in the Gaza Strip and Israel’s desire to increase its energy security likewise provide weight to a proposed 2,000-megawatt undersea electricalenergy cabletelevision that would link the power grids of Israel and Cyprus to the European mainland bymeansof Greece, Cypriot Energy Minister George Papanastasiou stated.
Papanastasiou stated Israel’s contacts with Turkey for possible energy cooperation – part and parcel of the Israeli federalgovernment’s desire to keeping all offered choices open – might haveactually fallen by the wayside provided Turkey’s progressively severe criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza.
After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed hundreds of thousands of individuals at a a pro-Palestinian rally last month that his nation prepared to officially implicate Israel of devoting war criminaloffenses, the Israeli federalgovernment stated it was reassessing diplomatic relations with Ankara.
The weakening relationship might haveactually narrowed Israel’s choices for exporting its excess gas supply to the options used by surrounding Cyprus.