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Jordanian parliament votes down gas deal with Israel

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Another glaring example of why Islamic countries are among the least developed cultures, stunted and backward. Hate trumps all. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent.

Whose loss is this, really?

Jordanian parliament votes down gas deal with Israel

Jordanian lawmakers are striking down an unpopular gas import deal made between the country’s state owned utility and Israeli gas companies. The Jordanian parliament reportedly proposed a law Sunday, banning gas imports from Israel. The law was passed unanimously with all 130 members in agreement.

Protests ensued after the deal was penned because the country’s residents believed their government went over their parliament’s head. Jordan’s state-owned utility company made the $10 billion supply deal in 2016 with a U.S.-Israel consortium led by Texas-based company Nobel Energy.

Protester Nadia al-Awadi shared her view on the government’s handling of the deal:

“We are here protesting against the gas deal, which has been signed in 2016 without the knowledge of the parliament and we want to send a message to the prime minister that it is enough with the humiliation and shame. How can we purchase our own (Palestinian) gas from them (Israelis) and pay with our own money? We send this message to them and we say enough with the humiliation, enough shame, enough selling our homelands.”

Lawmakers and protesters argue the deal makes Jordan dependent on a neighboring country. Legal hurdles may be problematic for opponents of the gas deal, but they believe it’s a step forward in stopping the agreement.

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