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Jordanian protesters gather in opposition to Israeli supply deal

Protesters gathered outside Jordan’s Parliament on Tuesday in opposition to the gas supply deal signed between Israel and Jordan’s state-owned National Electric Power Co.
By Staff reporter 5 July 2017 0 26638

Protesters gathered outside Jordan’s Parliament on Tuesday in opposition to the gas supply deal signed between Israel and Jordan’s state-owned National Electric Power Co. (NEPCO) in September last year.

The protesters claim the funds allocated to pay for the gas should have been directed towards programmes to improve opportunities for young Jordanians, according to a report in The Jordan Times.

Protests followed the deal’s signing in September 2016.

NEPCO committed to buying gas from the Leviathan field partners, which include Noble Energy and Israel’s Delek, starting in 2019.

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