Report: Mikati received new border solution proposal from Paris


France has presented a new proposal regarding the border conflict with Israel to caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, al-Akhbar newspaper said monday.

Mikati had met Friday in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron who told him that France would do "everything in its power" to stop violence spiralling between Lebanon and Israel.

The daily said that the new proposal is a "reformulation" of a paper that Lebanon had received in February from Paris as part of its efforts to pacify the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

The February proposal involved Hezbollah withdrawing its forces 10 kilometers from the border with Israel, a Lebanese government official told The Associated Press.

However, the new proposal included amendments to the February paper that "fully adopted the Israeli demands, igniting the suspicions of the Lebanese political forces," al-Akhbar said, adding that the amendments focus on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 over three stages.

Lebanon will respond to the new proposal within days, al-Akhbar said.

Since October 8, Hezbollah and Israel have exchanged near-daily fire. At least 322 people have been killed on the Lebanese side since fighting erupted, most of them Hezbollah fighters but also including 56 civilians. On the Israeli side, 10 soldiers and seven civilians have been killed according to the Israeli army.

The fighting has also displaced tens of thousands of residents on both sides of the border and Israel has repeatedly warned that it might launch an operation against Hezbollah to secure its residents' return.

Comments 2
Missing phillipo 22 April 2024, 17:36

What is the use of the French President bringing new proposals to the caretaker Prime Minister when everybody knows that in order to comply with Resolution 1901 neither the Government of the Republic of Lebanon or the Lebanese Armed Forces are willing to raise even a finger to force the Hizballah terrorists to move from the border with Israel, never mind disband.

Missing lappeaudecouille 22 April 2024, 17:46

philililililipo the zionist tool strikes again.