Israel refuses to negotiate sea territory with Lebanon

Israel is refusing to enter into peace talks with Lebanon after the two states disagreed on the development of Block 9 in the eastern Mediterranean.

Israel refuses to negotiate sea territory with Lebanon

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel is refusing to negotiate its maritime borders with Lebanon after the United States offered to help solve the ongoing dispute between the two countries, according to Israel's online economic magazine Globes.

The two states are experiencing disagreements over the development of Block 9 in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.  Block 9, which is located to the north of the Israeli oil field Alon, is about 850km2 and is thought to contain large amounts of natural gas.

In 2010, Lebanon complained to the UN against Israel's incursion into what Lebanon deems to be its EEZ and declared the area to be ‘southern Lebanese borders.’

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