|A new chapter of conflict between Lebanon and the Zionist entity to open yesterday, and the headline grabbing property, marine belonging to the Lebanese state. Vokdmt the Israeli government, at a meeting held on Sunday, the line of economic borders, as developed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and is contrary to the rights of Lebanon, and to ensure control the fields of oil and natural gas in this region.The move came as a preemptive strike against the Lebanese efforts to demarcate the disputed areas within the marine waters and economic period, from Ra’s al-limits until the economic waters of Cyprus at a distance of approximately 150 kilometers from the Lebanese-Palestinian coast.
Israeli sources announced that the difference between Allam Lebanese border on the border of water with Cyprus and the Israeli point of around 15 km, which means that the area of the disputed region of more than three thousand square kilometers.
The newspaper quoted ambassador for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that his Lebanon from the maps of the United Nations, “moves away a distance substantially south of the line the Israeli proposal, which also contravenes the line agreed on it with Israel, Cyprus and, more importantly … it is contrary to the line agreed to Lebanon negotiated with Cyprus in 2007. ”
Haaretz: Lebanese formula containing wells are critical to the economic interest entity
For its part, drew the newspaper “Haaretz” Zionism that Lebanon was lifted in August / August 2010 unilaterally to the UN version of the line’s southern waters, the economic borders with occupied Palestine, and in November of the same year raised its version of the western line of the water, economic, or border with Cyprus.
The newspaper added that the tests conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure Zionism showed that the Lebanese formula includes oil and gas wells with a production capacity of billions of dollars, and thus constitute a critical economic interest of the entity.
The paper reported that Lebanon presented its position to the United States, and that the U.S. administration has adopted after the Lebanese border line professional tests, note that both Netanyahu and Lieberman denied what was published about the American support for the Lebanese position on the border.
Threat to the Zionist entity and requires direct negotiations on all the border
According to the newspaper itself, has been entrusted to an individual diplomat Hoff, who was in charge of Syria and Lebanon in the crew, former U.S. envoy George Mitchell, the task of addressing the issue to prevent the transformation of the maritime boundary to the center of tension between the Lebanese and Israeli sides. And attributed to Hoff saying that the Israelis to cooperate in the demarcation of maritime borders in order to avoid the emergence of “the Shebaa Farms under the sea again.”
According to Ha’aretz, the United States has an economic interest in maintaining the truce in this case, especially as the U.S. energy companies operating in the field of oil exploration, Lebanon, Cyprus and the Zionist entity.
According to an official at the Israeli Foreign Ministry has requested the enemy entity of the U.S. administration transfer a warning to Lebanon that it would not would allow provocations or touching installations gas of Israel, and that it “will consider any attack as an attack on the target entity and respond strongly to it against Lebanon.”
The Hoff’s response was that “Israel must provide the UN with its vision with regard to borders,” pointing to the need not to transfer subject to the political conflict but to be dealt with as a matter of economic benefit to all parties.
“Israel refused to start negotiations is Mbacrhan through the United Nations, to resolve the water crisis, economic, and requested direct talks with Lebanon on all border issues, the Navy only,” followed Haaretz.
States that previously sent to the Lebanese side of the United Nations maps showing the borders that were demarcated maritime according to the implications of the Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed in 1982, which until today had not joined the Zionist entity.
Zugheib: no value to the legal out of the Israeli government
Commenting on the Israeli government considered approved by the professor and expert in public international law, Dr. Rizk Zgheib, that “no legal value to the left of the Israeli government.”
“Lebanon previously identified within the region and its own economic and submit them in the book of the United Nations, and legally entitled to the Israeli side to lift the economic borders of the hand itself, and what legal value issued by the two parties will be the same,” continued Zugheib.
In an interview with Al-Manar site was considered an expert in international law that in the event a conflict between the opinion of the Lebanese and Israeli sides, what is needed to reach a solution, as recognized by international law.
The solution is to negotiate direct
He went d. Zugheib “in similar cases, they are usually resort to litigation before the International Court of Justice, which is usually resorted to the consent of the parties to the conflict, and the verdict is binding on both .. but in the case under discussion, the recourse to the International Court of Justice put Lebanon before the issue of recognition Israeli entity. ”
“The other option to get out of the crisis, is the indirect negotiations through the use of a third party, can be the United Nations, or another party, as happens in the negotiation of humanitarian crises in negotiations on prisoners and other ..” Zugheib said.
Legally considered an expert in international law, that on the Lebanese side that “the record objection to the Secretary-General, and is reminiscent of previously sent from the maps showing the view of the Lebanese issue of economic borders, and to request the intervention of the United Nations as a third party in order to reach a settlement. ”
He noted Dr. Rizk Zugheib “that the failure of Israel’s accession to the Law of the Sea Mhadh not exempt it from compliance with adopted this Treaty, especially since the majority of the principles adopted by the Convention are principles of customary, and are therefore binding on the States.”
Zugheib: the agreement between Lebanon – Cyprus is not concluded and therefore not binding
On the Cypriot legal agreement – between the Israeli had no objection to the conclusion of any bilateral agreement between the two sides, “a condition not to harm the rights of a third party, namely Lebanon, but I do not mind that each Party shall determine its own economic zone.”
He is Professor of international law that was in Lebanon to avoid the error which occurred, which benefit from the Israeli side today, and referred to by Netanyahu in his speech yesterday.
D and explain. Zugheib “Israel tried to take advantage of the error which occurred when the Lebanese, while they define the limits of the region’s economic amicable agreement approved between the Lebanese and Cypriot side, which was signed in 2007.”
“It is legally no value to what Netanyahu says, because the agreement between Cyprus and Lebanon was friendly and even today is an agreement concluded between Gbr Cypriot side and the Lebanese.”
He stressed Zugheib that “the maps that identified the point is not 23 has legal force, According to the International Court of Justice jurisprudence maps weak legal force unless accompanied by the Convention on concluded.”
|MP Kabbani: Lebanon is a mistake in the naming of point 23And about the error committed by the Lebanese side in the maps provided by the Cyprus and the respect to point 23, which lies 17 km from Ra’s al, had previously singled Al-Akhbar published an article on the subject, held a conversation with the Minister President of the Committee on Public Works representative, Mohammed Qabbani, said that the error started from the Ministry of Public Works when he “drew the maritime boundary and the exclusive economic zone, drawn from the south and from the north the adoption of two points. the final point, a point of convergence three parallel distance between Lebanon and Cyprus and occupied Palestine is the point No. / 23 /, and in the text of the Convention with Cyprus refer to point number one, and this point is the point at which the interim to get adopted before naming the final agreement on the point 23 above. Thus, a mistake of Lebanon in the naming of the point. The point developed in the interim agreement, and was supposed to be point 23. “ This difference, according to Qabbani, is a space between the colon is rare in the sea, one of the rights of Lebanon, from the marine wealth.
Mansour: Cyprus expressed its readiness to negotiate the dispute with Lebanon
To the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Adnan Mansour in contact with the channel, “the BBC” that Cyprus expressed its readiness to negotiate the dispute with Lebanon, adding that the dispute Il focused on what is known as point 23, which located 17 km from Ra’s al.
The Word of Mansoor after announcing that the agreement between the “Cyprus and Israel for the demarcation of maritime borders of the region between the two countries, such as in part an attack on the exclusive economic zone of Lebanon, which means that Israel could exploit the resources of gaseous and oil, which is the share of Lebanon and the right of its rights.”
Basil: “demands the respect of international legitimacy is Israel not Lebanon,”
The Minister of Energy and Water Gebran Bassil has said in an interview to the channel “Al Manar” that “the maritime borders of Lebanon, which he sent to the United Nations fell to the framework law of the sea and under the Menderjath”, pointing out that “if it respected Israel this law not be a problem but if not respected so that she is attacked from Lebanon and should not be silence on this matter. ”
He said Basil that “no negligence in this matter and we are working on the foundations of true,” he said, adding that Lebanon can not abuse the one will not accept that any transgression against their rights, declaring that he prepare a letter will be sent tomorrow morning to President Michel Suleiman and Ais government Najib Mikati to include this issue on the item the first session of the Government of Lebanon in order to complete all required procedures.
He said Basil that he “must see what the maps sent by Israel to the UN,” adding “is not enough for Israel to demand something to be really have the right to give him the international law”, pointing out that “demands the respect of international legitimacy is Israel not Lebanon because Lebanon do all the duties and internationally. “