The disputed maritime region between Lebanon and Israel has been a cause of heightened tensions between the two. According to recent reports, the date for awaited demarcation of the maritime border is nearing.
On Friday, Al-Markazia and other local media agencies reported that the US will be mediating an upcoming Lebanese-Israeli agreement to demarcate the maritime border, which has been a subject of heated debate for over a decade.
The reports cited an Israeli source, which alleged that the agreement is expected to take place in mid-October in Naqoura, South Lebanon in the presence of Lebanese and Israeli representatives, in addition to a senior American official.
President Michel Aoun recently affirmed Lebanon’s claim of full rights over its water resources, natural wealth of oil and gas, and maritime borders in accordance with international law, condemning Israel’s violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty.