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Equipment at an oil well. (illustrative only, file photo)

The Afek Oil and Gas company may begin exploratory drilling in search of oil on the Southern Golan Heights on Sunday, environmental groups are claiming.

A green group claim that Afek received renewed permission for exploratory drilling, accompanied by a government committee who will oversee the test, according to a Nana10 report.

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Environmental groups plan to protest tomorrow in response.

In September of 2014 environmental groups managed to legally shut down shale drilling in the Ela Valley near Beit Shemesh, as well as the exploratory drilling in the Golan.

In 2011, it was estimated that approximately 40 billion barrels of shale oil are sitting below the surface of the Ela Valley at a depth of approximately 200 to 400 meters.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I am very happy to hear this….Why does this crazy world have to hate Israel and her Jewish peoples….Is there a reason other than their hatred for the G-d of Abraham, Issac, And Jacob, [Israel] …I will be praying for the G-d of Israel to BLESS you beloved ones…..There has to be a very strong reason that 200 million horsemen; [ A figure of speach] will decend upon Israel and its people….There will be no stronger pull for these Armies of the world to be DRAWN to their destruction than their lust for massive amounts of other persons property, namely OIL and GAS….and Isralie property…..They stole from you during all the wars of the ages, but this will be their LAST foraw into the Vinyard planted and watered by Jehovah….Israel look up for your redemption draws near…

  2. This would definitely change their economy and set in place a challenge in the political/economic system for Israel and the world. It would be a magnet for a "false" Messiah to come to their "rescue" when the world turns to them demanding their resources.

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