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“We are monitoring with deep problem the visits of senior individuals of the Zionist entity to countries of the location,” says the statement issued by Hamas in the Gaza Strip previous night time, next the journey to Turkey pay a visit to by President Isaac Herzog. “These countries are the Palestinian people’s strategic depth. Do not give an prospect to the Zionist entity to penetrate the area and engage in with the interests of our peoples.”

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Irrespective of the condemnation, this is incredibly reasonable wording in comparison with past condemnatory statements produced by Hamas, these as on Israel’s normalization agreement with the UAE. The language of the statement clearly indicates the worry on the component of the Hamas management for its economic destiny, which resides in Turkey. “Globes” has uncovered Hamas’s economic set-up, which facilities on Turkey, and is linked to authentic estate and investment decision firms that deliver finance for the business, which include its terrorist arm. According to Israeli defense sources, Hamas’s exercise in Turkey is not just financial. It directs terrorist assaults from there, like recruitment of operatives and preparation of the assaults.

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Hamas wound up in Turkey after it was thrown out of Saudi Arabia in 2017 and its activity was curtailed in other international locations of the location underneath US stress and subsequent its designation as a terrorist business by the US and the EU. Hamas’s economic base in Turkey also grew due to the fact of the frosty relations and the friction in between Ankara and Jerusalem. Relations now appear to be warming up once again, even so, and it can be stated with around certainty that the challenge of Hamas arrived up in the talks concerning Herzog and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The problem is what Erdo?an, who in the past sent “humanitarian” assist to Hamas via protest flotillas, will now be ready to do.

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Yet another facet of Herzog’s go to to Turkey is electricity. The EastMed pipeline, prepared to traverse the Mediterranean from Israel to Europe through Greece, Turkey and Italy, is really much necessary, but is caught, amid other issues since of high prices. The substitute at present is an present pipeline in Turkey. Theoretically, gasoline from Israel, and not just from Israel, could be transported to Europe by using the Turkish pipeline, and hence support to lessen Russia’s leverage above northern Europe.

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The vision is significantly more far reaching, and Israel aspires to mediate in the dispute around Mediterranean fuel between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey. Greece and Cyprus do not identify financial rights for Turkish Cyprus, and there is an location for gasoline exploration in dispute north of the island. For its aspect, Turkey contends that the scattered Greek islands give that region a lot much more than it truly justifies.

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There all those who would say that this is an in particular utopian vision, offered the negative blood in the location, and unquestionably in perspective of the placement of Egypt, Israel’s closest gas spouse.

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By the way, Israeli fuel has started to get to Egypt by way of the Jordanian pipeline that traverses that state from north to south and crosses to Egypt from Aqaba to Sinai. The increase in portions of Israeli fuel exported to Egypt will allow Egypt to deliver fuel from its liquefaction crops to Europe.

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Released by Globes, Israel business information – en.globes.co.il – on March 10, 2022.

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