Hizbullah Is Calling the Shots on Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Dispute

(Ha'aretz) Sam Sokol - Hizbullah will have the final word in the dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the border between the two countries' maritime economic zones. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Eiland, former head of Israel's National Security Council, said Monday that Hizbullah "isn't interested in a settlement....Any agreement between Israel and Lebanon is bad news because if Israel and Lebanon agree on the demarcation of the border, they [Hizbullah] will lose the perfect excuse to attack Israel." "More Israeli and Lebanese cooperation on economic or ecological matters could create problems for Hizbullah to justify its very existence." However, without an agreement, Lebanon will be unable to exploit its natural resources and Lebanese citizens, who are already limited to only several hours of electricity a day, could come to blame Hizbullah for their continuing economic woes, Eiland said.

2022-08-04 00:00:00

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