BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – On Thursday, the Lebanese and Israeli authorities conducted third round of negotiations to demarcate the maritime borders between the two countries.
The negotiations were held at the United Nations’ headquarters in southern Lebanon and was mediated by the United States.
According to the National News Agency (NNA) of Lebanon, “the two delegations entered the conference room separately, and the Lebanese delegation carried compelling maps and documents showing points of disagreement and Israel’s violation of the Lebanese right to annex part of Block 9,” noting that “the Lebanese negotiating side adheres to Lebanon’s rights in every water point, without bargaining.”
Prior to the meeting, the coastal road in southern Lebanon, between the areas of Biyada and Naqoura, witnessed a massive deployment of the Lebanese army and UNIFIL forces, and fixed checkpoints and intensive patrols were set up by land and sea.
The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, stressed on Wednesday that “it is not possible, neither from near or far, to accept that the demarcation negotiations lead to normalization with the Israeli enemy.”