The Israeli government has announced plans for a third pipeline to the sea, with pipeline builders hoping it will bring electricity and clean water to the Israeli people.
According to the government, the pipeline will be built in the Galilee region of northern Israel, near the coast, in response to the region’s growing demand for electricity.
The pipeline will also serve the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the coast of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The government has also said it will expand the pipeline to carry natural gas from northern Israel to Gaza, but did not say how much of that gas will be produced on site.
The government also announced plans to expand the southern part of the pipeline, from the coast to the Sea of Galilee.
The Palestinian Authority, meanwhile, is trying to block the construction of the pipelines.
In its appeal to the Jerusalem High Court, the Palestinian government cited the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as one of the reasons for the pipeline’s construction.
In addition, the PA is trying, unsuccessfully, to block construction of other pipelines that have been proposed by Israel.
In response to a request for comment, the Israeli foreign ministry said the Palestinian claims are unfounded.
“Any attempt to block this project will be met with a strong legal response,” it said in a statement.
“We are confident that this pipeline will have no adverse effect on the security of the State of Israel and the region.”