Israeli Official: Hizbullah Exploiting Maritime Border Issue to Wage War against Israel

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An Israeli government spokesman accused Hizbullah of exploiting the issue of the maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel in order to wage a war against the Jewish state, reported al-Liwaa daily on Tuesday.

He added that Hizbullah is labeling this matter as “the maritime Shebaa Farms,” noting that it is a strictly political affair, which the party is employing for its interests.

Tel Aviv is seeking to resolve this matter through direct negotiations with Lebanon, which has refused this proposal, he continued.

It has rejected this idea ever since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000, the Israeli official remarked.

The land borders were demarcated then, but not the maritime ones because the Lebanese government at the time refused to do so it and it is still rejecting all direct and indirect contact with Israel, said the spokesman.

Negotiations are the best manner to solve this issue and if Lebanon maintains its position, then the matter should be addressed before the United Nations, but international law stipulates that the two concerned countries must resolve the dispute themselves, he concluded.

Offshore oil and gas have been found in the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to the Lebanese and Israeli coasts and a dispute has erupted between the two sides over the lack of maritime borders designating the areas the two countries have authority to explore.

Comments 6
Default-user-icon Eagle (Guest) 26 July 2011, 14:59

I totally agree with the assessment the shiite party is using this issue for its own purposes and in order to divert attention from the pressure its facing from the STL and the fact the government i s controlled by this evil party. The road map to solving this issue is clearly laid out: the 2 parties in case of dispute must meet and negotiate.... end of story! But this evil party wants to play heroics and drag us into yet another war. I hope it will be their last........

Thumb ado.australia 26 July 2011, 15:06

Negotiations should also be about all issues. The Palestinian refugees, the shebba farms and ghajjar and the other farms still occupied by Israel, the maritime borders and any compensation to Lebanon for the purposeful destruction of Lebanese infrastructure as the policy of collective punishment. All these issues will result with peace! Come on Israeli public... Pressure your government to come to the full negotiating table!

Default-user-icon may 7 (Guest) 26 July 2011, 15:38

the big test for you ADO, if you are real fair and not a fraud, with selective justice is that syria also provide the proper paper work to the UN in relation to the Shebba Farms.
When syria have been pressed they usually come with some Waffle.
Just like they waffle about having proper Borders between lebanon & syria
What is even more funny is that some march 8 Ministers do not
acknowledge that lebanon exists, ie SNNP , there is only Greater Syria, hence lebanon is thus a failed State or even a ZOO.

Thumb ado.australia 26 July 2011, 18:05

May 7... The ssnp should be banned in Lebanon along with jemaa islamieha and hez bit tharir! None believe in the republic of lebanon, and if you are fair and not a fraud as well, then you too will reject them from the m14 mustaqbul coalition. Don't forget that it was rafic hariri's government that legalized the ssnp in the 90s and old mate Ahmed Fatfat that legalized jemaa islamieha and hez bit tahrir. Both of the latter groups believe in one caliphate without borders!

Default-user-icon Eagle (Guest) 26 July 2011, 18:53

Q: Does Iran dictate to Hizbullah what to do?

Thumb shab 28 July 2011, 12:58

Let it be war but let be off shore. Send all of the filthy non-islamic so called fightres out on a boat and fight it out with Israel and leave the Lebanese in peace. . Iran may join in for entertaiment