'Israel' fears military escalation against the Karish platform
Israeli media report on the fear that negotiations on the demarcation of the maritime border with Lebanon will not progress in the coming period.
Israeli media expressed fear of the possibility of a military escalation against the Karish platform if the coming period doesn't witness progress in the negotiations on the maritime borders with Lebanon.
The Israeli sources claimed that the US envoy did not hold Lebanese answers to the inquiries, stating that the maritime border demarcation talks with Lebanon are "pending".
Yesterday, Israeli media quoted Israeli Energy Minister Karen Al-Harrar as saying that she met with the American mediator for negotiations on the maritime borders with Lebanon, Amos Hochstein, who did not present the Lebanese position on the controversial issues.
On the other hand, Israeli media quoted Hochstein as saying, "We narrowed down some gaps and had good talks, and there must be an agreement between Israel and Lebanon."
In a speech on Wednesday, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah spoke about the latest developments in the issue of Lebanon's maritime borders and oil and gas extraction, stressing that "the resistance is the only force Lebanon has to obtain its right to its oil and gas [...] the extraction of [the natural resources] provides Lebanon with billions of dollars without the need for any foreign debt, and this is the only path for salvaging the country."
Sayyed Nasrallah stated that "the Resistance has the right to take any step of any gravity and at any time to pressure the Israeli enemy."
Earlier, Lebanese President Michel Aoun informed the US envoy in the file of demarcating the maritime borders with occupied Palestine, Amos Hochstein, of Lebanon's official position, stressing Lebanon's sovereign rights to water and natural resources.
Furthermore, Free Patriotic Movement chief Gibran Bassil warned the Israeli occupation, telling "Tel Aviv", "You want your gas... then we want our gas [...] That is how a strong state acts, that is, we preserve national dignity, and that is how sovereignty is."