Sharon had specifically stipulated that Israel is NOT to purchase this BG gas which would benefit the Palestinian Gaza administration (now known as Hamas). Sharon had opted instead to purchase Egyptian gas via a joint Egyptian/Israeli-owned company, even though this gas is more expensive. There is no reason to go back on Sharon's decisions. Olmert will not rest until he has permanently weakened Israel.
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from the article: Hamas says will not block deal to drill for natural gas off Gaza shore