A Jordanian parliamentarian is so much against her country’s gas deal with Israel, that she would rather set herself on fire than see the deal being implemented.
The MP, Hind Al-Fayez, said in a television interview that a Jordanian-Israeli gas deal was tantamount to having “dealings with Satan.”
U.S. giant Noble Energy announced in September that Israel would supply Jordan with 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from its Leviathan offshore field over a period of 15 years.
“Gas supply is part of national security, so how can we link it to an enemy who does not respect its commitments?” asked Jamal Qamwa, who heads parliament’s energy commission. We are bound to Israel by a peace treaty, but it does not respect it… It is also attacking our people in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip,” he added. This whole issue is not about importing gas or about prices. Buying from Israel will make us hostage to the Zionist enemy,” he said. Read more at Arutz Sheva.