Nabih Berri: “Israel is stealing Lebanese gas”
By Naharnet Newsdesk~ Speaker Nabih Berri revealed on Monday that Israel has already started stealing amounts of Lebanon’s offshore gas, expressing astonishment at the government’s “lack of interest”.
The Speaker said that he received almost certain information from an international scientific figure that Israel is stealing Lebanon’s gas from a basin near the maritime borders with occupied Palestine, and at cut-rate expenses.
Expressing astonishment at the carelessness of the cabinet, Berri said: “I will do everything I can to activate this file by the beginning of the new year.”
The new Israeli assault against Lebanon, opens the doors wide on the need for the Lebanese state to implement the decrees that allow it to start drilling for gas, thus securing new revenues that could support the economy.
Lebanon and Israel are bickering over a zone that consists of about 854 square…
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