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Bennett: Lebanon should focus on improving citizens’ lives, not disputes

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, left, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett make a press statement at the prime minster's office in Jerusalem, June 14, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, left, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett make a press statement at the prime minster's office in Jerusalem, June 14, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)

The same day that US envoy Amos Hochstein is meeting with the Lebanese president in an attempt to resolve an ongoing maritime dispute between Jerusalem and Beirut, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett lashed out at Israel’s northern neighbor.

“It is a pity that the leadership in Lebanon, instead of producing the gas for the benefit of its citizens, is engaged in fighting internal and external disputes,” Bennett says during a meeting with visiting Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

“I suggest the Lebanese government take the opportunity to improve the Lebanese economy and build a better future for the Lebanese people,” Bennett adds.

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