Egyptian paper: Israeli experts visited south Sudan last week
An Official source from the Sudanese Irrigation Ministry revealed that a number of Israeli experts visited South Sudan, in coordination with the SPLM, last week to study the possibility of establishing a number of dams in the south. The experts affirmed it is possible for such dams to be constructed, with funding from the Israeli government, by 2011, the Sudanese source added.
“The move by the government of South Sudan to establish such dams, after secession, would negatively affect the flow of Nile water to Egypt and the Sudan,” according to an anonymous source in the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, as reported by the Egyptian newspaper Al Dostor on Saturday, October 17.
The newspaper mentioned that a source from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that “Israel is operating actively in the Nile Basin countries to disrupt Egypt’s relations with these countries.” The paper revealed that the ministry acquired information that “Israel is now active in Ethiopia so as to disrupt the upcoming visit by Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to Ethiopia, which is scheduled to take place on the 22nd of October.”
Source: Quds Press