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Israel halts gas supplies from Tamar due to Gaza violence

JERUSALEM, May 5 (Reuters) - Israel's energy minister decided on Sunday to temporarily halt natural gas supplies from the offshore field Tamar due to a surge in violence with Gaza militants, the ministry said in a statement.

Israel receives most of its natural gas supplies from Tamar, whose production platform is off the coast of southern Israel. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)