Israel Lays Hands on 1,500 sq km of Lebanese Waters as Cabinet Seeks to Confront it

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Energy Minister Jebran Bassil is expected on Monday to ask both President Michel Suleiman and Premier Najib Miqati to place the issue of Lebanon’s maritime border with Israel on the agenda of the cabinet meeting this week.

On Sunday, Bassil said that Beirut will not give up its maritime rights. His comment came after Israel's cabinet approved a map of the Jewish state's proposed maritime borders with Lebanon to be submitted for a U.N. opinion.

Israel's proposed map lays out maritime borders that conflict significantly with those suggested by Lebanon in its own submission to the world body.

Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said in remarks published Monday that Lebanese authorities were drawing a map that confirms Lebanon’s rights in the Special Economic Zone.

Israel has expanded its maritime boundaries to put under its control more than 1,500 square kilometers of Lebanese waters in Lebanon’s SEZ, he said.

Comments 5
Default-user-icon jabal amel (Guest) 11 July 2011, 13:44

there's no reason to file a complaints or such...we know it doesn't work with them...just let them build drilling station in lebanese waters and after it's finished, send a rocket there. or 3, 4 rockets. and one on tel aviv. just for fun :)

Thumb bashir 11 July 2011, 14:56

You answer is quite revealing ya jamal amel,

'just for fun' fire rockets at Israeli gas rigs or Tel Aviv. Your 'fun' will result in the deaths of innocent Lebanese when Israel over reacts as always and pounds S.Lebanon.

Hizbollah 'fun' is always costly for our people.

'Resistance' my a**.

Default-user-icon jabal amel (Guest) 11 July 2011, 15:50

bashir...the zionist entity already killed at least hundred of thousands of lebanese for reasons of stealing land and water...buit it's not your tribe so why would you also justify them! traitor.

Thumb shab 11 July 2011, 16:17

The resist to behave as civilized humans

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 11 July 2011, 16:40

Bashir, what do you propose then? Minus the fun, you seem to think the resistance is silly. So what do you propose? For Lebanon to just give up our rights and say "yes" whenever Israel makes a demand?