Israel: Iran, Hizbullah Behind Lebanon Protest over Israel Sea Border

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon told the Cabinet Sunday that Iran and Hizbullah are purposely trying to create a new source of friction with Israel concerning the maritime border with Lebanon. "When we announced our gas drilling, the Iranians and Hizbullah decided that it would be a good excuse for conflict with us," said Ya'alon. "It was done with premeditation in order to create conflict with us, just like the Shebaa Farms [Lebanon has claimed the Shebaa Farms]." The proposed Lebanese line does not include Israel's large Tamar and Leviathan gas prospects.

2011-07-11 00:00:00

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