“Israel” resumes gas exploration: Israeli media
Following the decision to halt gas exploration for a year, "Israel's" Minister of Energy announces the resumption of natural gas exploration.
Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar announced the resumption of offshore natural gas exploration after previously stating that the operation would be paused, the Israeli Mako website reported.
The announcement of the resumption of exploration came before the end of the tactic of freezing oil production, which was supposed to last until December 2022.
This comes amid the dramatic changes in the global energy market resulting from arbitrary sanctions following the war in Ukraine and the Europeans' direct request from "Israel" to export gas.
"Alongside the real and sincere concern in Europe, there is a real opportunity for Israel to export natural gas to Europe," Elharrar told reporters.
Dore Gold, former director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, published an article in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, on March 18, in which he discussed energy products in Europe and hinted that Ankara might become the center of “Israel's” gas export in the future.
He added that "Israel" can take advantage of the situation, stressing that Turkey can serve as a hub for Israeli gas exports - an important security factor that should not be overlooked.
Officials in Turkey and "Israel" had previously stated that the two countries had covertly discussed the construction of a gas pipeline from occupied Palestine to Europe.
A week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed willingness to "cooperate (with Israel) in energy and energy security projects," with the prospect of shipping Israeli gas to Europe via Turkey.