In light of the “raging war” between the government and the opposition in Tel Aviv
Yesterday (Monday) Lebanon reflected a positive atmosphere regarding the issue of demarcating the maritime borders between it and Israel, declaring that it expects an “agreement within days” that ends the crisis of sharing gaseous resources at sea.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun chaired two meetings at Baabda Palace yesterday, the first was a technical – advisory, attended by civilian and military experts, during which he discussed the written offer he received a few days ago from American negotiator Amos Hochstein. Then Aoun held a meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and the caretaker government, Najib Mikati, and then the technical-advisory team joined them.
After the meeting, Berri summed up the atmosphere with a statement in which he said: “One and a half…the position is one and unified,” while stressing that “things are heading towards the right path,” stressing that “the position of everyone in Lebanon is unified regarding this agreement, and that is for the country’s interest.” ».
In turn, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Elias Bou Saab, who is in charge of Aoun’s follow-up to the file, hoped that “the Lebanese response will be in the hands of Hochstein tomorrow (today) at the latest.” “If the notes are taken as we agreed upon, we are talking about days to sign, not weeks,” he added.
In Tel Aviv, the government and the opposition entered into a raging internal Jewish war over the legality of signing the gas agreement with Lebanon ahead of the parliamentary elections. The Minister of Internal Security, Omer Bar-Lev, attacked the head of the opposition, Benjamin Netanyahu, who declared that if he wins the ruling, he will nullify the gas agreement “because it causes strategic damage to the security of the State of Israel.”