Security sources said unidentified attackers believed to be linked to Al
Qaida again blew up the pipeline from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula toward Israel
and Jordan. They said this marked
the third attack on the facility in less than three months. Israel receives
up to 45 percent of its gas from Egypt.
"The pipeline has been heavily damaged and the gas was shut off," a
security source said.
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The sources said the attack, confirmed by Israel, took place on April 27
two kilometers from El Arish, the capital of the Northern Sinai province as
Egypt has been demanding revisions in its energy supply contract with Israel
They said authorities
were investigating the attack and crews were trying to determine the extent
of the damage.