Changes Israel wants in the draft resolution

Haaretz – Israel News:

* Removing all mention of Shaba Farms, so as to avoid linking the cease-fire to an Israeli withdrawal from Shaba. However, government sources said that the United States is unlikely to accede to this.

* Altering the clause on preventing arms transfers to Hezbollah to make the Lebanese government explicitly responsible for preventing such transfers and to give UNIFIL, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, a greater role in supervising the border crossings.

* Instituting an explicit international embargo on arms transfers to Hezbollah. The current draft merely calls for such an embargo to be established sometime in the future.

* Removing the reference to Israel’s “offensive military operations.” Israel claims that it is merely defending itself against Hezbollah’s attacks.

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Posted on August 7, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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