Serra Hopes for Solution on ‘Political’ Problem in Ghajarإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra said the continued Israeli occupation of the Lebanese side of the border village of Ghajar has political reasons.
In remarks to al-Joumhouria newspaper on Wednesday, Serra said: “The problem of Ghajar is political more than military.”
But said it is the subject of continued discussions by UNIFIL with the Israeli side.
“I always put it on my agenda and try to pressure (Israel) as much as possible during the tripartite meetings hoping for a solution,” Serra told the daily.
UNIFIL has proposed to secure the security in the Lebanese side of Ghajar after the withdrawal of the Israeli army. While Lebanon has approved the plan, Israel continues to procrastinate on its decision.
Israel occupied the northern part of the village during the 2006 war.