Qatar will supply gas to Israel after the blow up of the Egyptian pipeline feeding Israel and Jordan due to an explosion, reported news agencies.

The pipeline was set on fire in the Egyptian Sinai town of El Arish, and the suspected act of sabotage has forced its temporary closing, officials said.

Israel is still getting natural gas from another source, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who conferred with a Cabinet minister and security officials, said the country is prepared to immediately use alternative sources of energy supplies. The Prime Minister did not state clearly from which country Israel gets its needed energy.

The state-run MENA news agency said it was a suspected terrorist attack.

However, it is not clear whether the incident is connected to the political unrest in Egypt or even the Palestinian territories.

Hamas, the Palestinian movement that runs Gaza, issued a statement denied it had been involved in any attack on the station.