Dutch to help build Gaza gas pipeline, Netanyahu says

The Netherlands will help Israel boost energy and water supplies to Gaza including by building a gas pipeline, Netanyahu says after talks with his Dutch counterpart in the Netherlands.

“We want to help the population of Gaza and the first step is to improve the supply of energy and water… including laying a gas pipeline,” Netanyahu says, adding that his cabinet has already made a decision to lay the pipeline. “I appreciate your help in realizing this project,” he tells Rutte.

The Netherlands will also facilitate expert meetings between Dutch, Israeli and Palestinian officials focusing on energy and water, Rutte says at the joint press conference in The Hague.

“The aim of these meetings is to improve the Palestinian economy, but equally it provides for a more fertile ground for political negotiations between the two parties,” he adds. “I realize it’s not going to be easy, but we need to keep on moving.”


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