Israeli minister: Nasrallah's threat pushed "Israel" to sign deal
"Israel's" Interior Minister says Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's threat was what pushed the occupation to sign the border demarcation deal.
Israeli occupation's Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said in an interview on Israeli Kan TV that "It is very shameful that Nasrallah would threaten Israel by firing on the Karish platform if we began to extract gas before the deal was signed."
Discussing the deal with Lebanon, Shaked said that "this threat was the push for the signing" of the agreement, "unfortunately."
The US' former ambassador to "Israel", David Friedman, was interviewed by Israel Hayom regarding the deal, which he heavily criticized.
Friedman, who was the Trump administration's ambassador to the occupation, said that "Hezbollah's insistence on receiving the entirety of the disputed region resulted in Israel's concession," further adding that "Hezbollah was the party that succeeded in pushing others to move from the place we were in just a few years ago."
He further saw that "Hezbollah is in a good place now because it won. It wasn't a direct part of the negotiations, but it was its position that gave Lebanon this extra 40%. This increase, compared to [what Lebanon had in] the past, is Hezbollah's doing."
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced on October 11 that "Israel" has reached a historic agreement on maritime demarcation agreement mediated by the US.
"This is a historic achievement that will bolster Israel's security, bring billions into the Israeli economy and bring stability to the northern border," Lapid said in a statement.
Israeli media, soon after Lapid's statements, gave former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a platform to criticize the drafted agreement from a position of opposition. The opposition leader argued that "this is not a historical agreement, but rather a historical submission, liquidation [in the commercial sense] one that pertains specifically to Lapid."