London — A fire broke out at the Trans-Israel or Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline in Ashkelon, Israel, after a rocket from Gaza hit a crude oil storage tank on May 11, according to local media reports. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Violence has escalated in recent days, with rockets fired at Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military carrying out retaliatory air strikes in Gaza. Media reports said civilians have been killed on both sides. “Firefighters are still working to control the large fire blazing the trans-Israel energy pipeline in Ashkelon, after a rocket from Gaza hit a container [tank] at the plant during the rocket fire Tuesday evening,” The Jerusalem Post reported. The 600,000 b/d crude pipeline connects the Red Sea port city of Eilat in southern Israel to the Mediterranean port city of Ashkelon. There are also separate pipelines […]