Not now, Lebanon and Hezbollah tell Hochstein on border deal


During his latest visit to Lebanon, U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein tried to raise the issue of land border delineation according to an equation that he said Israel “would accept,” a media report said.

The equation includes “vacating all the contested points in Lebanon’s favor, including withdrawal from the northern part of Ghajar and key posts in the occupied Shebaa Farms, on the condition that the matter be implemented in two stages: declaring the Lebanese identity of these territories and agreeing that the U.N. oversee them militarily and security- and social-wise until the emergence of another political situation,” al-Akhbar newspaper said.

“Hochstein was told by Lebanese officials, and indirectly by Hezbollah, that this file is not up for discussion at the moment and that all things are frozen until after halting the aggression against Gaza and ending the daily Israeli threats against Lebanon,” the daily added.

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