Israeli media reported on an Israeli security meeting held to discuss the indirect negotiations with Lebanon regarding territorial waters and the Karish gas platform, revealing that Israeli ministers were informed that gas extraction from the Karish platform might be delayed.
Israeli Channel 13 said Hezbollah’s threats regarding the Karish platform and negotiations on the maritime borders between “Israel” and Lebanon were widely discussed in a very long presentation.
The due date for gas extraction from the Karish platform is in September.
According to the Israeli channel, there was also an important discussion over Lebanon and Hezbollah, in terms of differentiating between Lebanon and Hezbollah or not.
Channel 13 said the Israeli security officials warned the Israeli security cabinet that an escalation with Hezbollah is likely if an agreement is not reached with Lebanon.
Israeli media said that “Tel Aviv” was pressuring the US to reach an agreement with Lebanon before September, the date when the extraction of oil from the Karish platform starts.
The media quoted security sources as saying that the United States would propose a settlement regarding the maritime border demarcation negotiations and that the final decision would be this week.
Source: Agencies (edited by Al-Manar English Website)