Hebrew media: Israeli officials believe maritime dispute with Lebanon is coming to an end

Israeli broadcaster Kan 11 reported that “officials in Israel believe that the maritime dispute with Lebanon is about to end and a solution will be found.”

Its Can 11 report stated that “U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein is expected to arrive in Lebanon next week, bringing with him the basis for an agreement that will effectively serve as a compromise between Israel’s demands and Lebanon’s demands, and the Karish gas platform will enter into territory of Israel, and the same company will drill in both Israel and Lebanon.”

Last month, Lebanese authorities objected to the arrival of a London-based Energean ship to the Mediterranean coast to develop the Karish field in a maritime zone disputed with Lebanon.

The Jewish Channel published its report following threats from Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah over the maritime border dispute, saying that “not only the Karish gas platform is under threat, but all Israeli gas fields in Mediterranean waters.”

Meanwhile, the Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that “In recent days, Israel sent warning messages to Hezbollah through diplomatic and military channels in preparation for the operation of the Karish platform, and threatened that if Hezbollah tried to attack the platform again, the response would be hard.”

Source: “I24”

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