Egypt has again shut off its gas supply to Israel following an explosion on its pipeline in the Sinai. The explosion early Wednesday morning rocked the area and caused 65-foot flames, according to reports. While Egyptian officials would not speculate on the cause of the blast, a security source told Reuters that an unidentified armed gang attacked the pipeline.
Egypt again failed to begin supplying Israel with natural gas. The gas was supposed to resume Monday after repairs on a gas line that was sabotaged on Feb. 5 during the uprising in Egypt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. A leak was discovered shortly before the gas supply was set to resume, the Ampal-American Israel Corp said Monday in a statement. No date has been given for resumption of the gas supply.