Israel: European warships soon to be deployed to protect Karish gas facility (media)    i24

Israel: European warships soon to be deployed to protect Karish gas facility (media) i24

Europe is trying to defend its energy interests as it signs a gas deal with Israel

According to information from the Saudi side Ilaf, European warships will soon join the French frigate, which will conduct naval patrols near the Karish gas platform alongside the Israeli Navy.

These will help prevent Hezbollah from attacking the Karish platform off Lebanon, as well as other Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean.

It is up to Europe to defend its energy interests as it signed a 30-year gas supply deal with Israel last month amid shortages linked to the war in Ukraine.

Hezbollah, which has already sent several surveillance drones towards the Karish platform, recently threatened to attack it, claiming Israel’s exploitation of the site was unlawful. The terrorist group even went so far as to threaten war on the Jewish state if Lebanon didn’t get the right to extract gas in the area.

A security source also told the Saudi side that negotiations on the demarcation of the maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel should result in an agreement before the end of August.