Report: IDF officials, government at odds over maritime talks with Lebanon

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Report: IDF officials, government at odds over maritime talks with Lebanon
Military said to recommend halting negotiations after Hezbollah launches drones toward gas rig, but Israeli leaders see potential progress in talks
By TOI staff
9 July 2022

Israeli military officials are in favor of halting negotiations with Lebanon over a maritime border dispute, Channel 12 news reported Saturday. The unsourced report said the Israel Defense Forces recommended freezing negotiations following attempts by the Hezbollah terror group to launch drones at the Karish gas field, which sits in a maritime area that both Lebanon and Israel claim as their own. It said the government rejected the suggestion, as there appears to be some significant progress toward striking a deal with Lebanon.

The maritime border dispute between the two nations has been ongoing for several years. Despite US attempts to broker a deal, talks have repeatedly stalled over the issue, although US Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein said last week that some progress had been made in recent negotiations. Channel 12 said there “may” be some additional progress during US President Joe Biden’s trip to the region.

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