(July 10, 2014) Five years ago, Israel invaded Gaza under "Operation Cast Lead".
The following article was first published by Global Research in January 2009 at the height of the Israeli bombing and invasion under Operation Cast Lead.
In the wake of the invasion, Palestinian gas fields were de facto confiscated by Israel in derogation of international law
A year following "Operation Cast Lead", Tel Aviv announced the discovery of the Leviathan natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean "off the coast of Israel."
At the time the gas field was: "...the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometres of the eastern Mediterranean region." (i)
Coupled with Tamar field, in the same location, discovered in 2009, the prospects are for an energy bonanza for Israel, for Houston, Texas based Noble Energy and partners Delek Drilling, Avner Oil Exploration and Ratio Oil Exploration.