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Video: Huge Fire Rages at Alleged Israeli Offshore 'Gas Rig' Near Haifa

© Photo : Twitter/@BabakTaghvaeeFire on offshore the natural gas rig in Israeli city of Haifa
Fire on offshore the natural gas rig in Israeli city of Haifa - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.05.2021
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Last week, military actions resumed between Israel and the Hamas Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, following clashes in Jerusalem after several local Arab families came under a threat of eviction from their homes.

A huge fire broke out at an alleged natural gas rig near the Israeli city of Haifa on Monday evening, according to videos shared by users on Twitter.

Israeli media also reported on the incident, saying that a torch was releasing gas, which is "not something out of the ordinary".

The fire purportedly was caused by a "technical malfunction," according to Israeli media and social media reports.

No casualties or victims were reported.

Users in Twitter shared video reportedly depicting the fire at either the Leviathan or the Tamar gas platform, located on the Mediterranean Sea, near the Haifa coast. No official comment has followed the reports.

Local authorities haven’t commented on the incident, amid continuing hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Hamas is the de-facto ruler of the Gaza Strip and reports appearing earlier in May suggested that Hamas had attempted to attack the Tamar offshore gas rig.

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