Israel Gives OK for Oil Drilling in Golan Heights
From The Miami Herald
Israel says it has given the go-ahead for a gas exploration project in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau it captured from Syria in the 1967 war.
Israel’s Energy and Water Resources Ministry said Wednesday it has issued a permit for the American-Israeli company Genie Energy to drill for oil on the plateau. The company is headed by Effi Eitam, a hawkish former Israeli Cabinet minister.
Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 but the world still considers it occupied territory.
By posting your comment, you agree to abide by our Posting rules