Saboteurs Attack Egyptian Gas Pipeline To Israel
Fire rages in Egypt's north Sinai - burning off gas that was headed to Israel.
The pipeline, which also supplies Jordan, was attacked by unknown saboteurs on Wednesday.
Israel gets 40 percent of its natural gas from neighboring Egypt, a deal built on their 1979 peace accord.
This though is the second attack on a pipeline to Israel since Egypt's January 25th uprising.
Tel Aviv's infrastructure minister said the incident is proof the country needs to find alternatives to Egyptian gas.
Authorities were forced to close off the main source of gas to the pipeline as they work to extinguish the fire.