Gantz says maritime deal ‘fair and good for both sides’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (C) at IDF Northern Command headquarters, alongside IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi (R) and Northern Command chief Ori Gordin, October 11, 2022. (Elad Malka)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (C) at IDF Northern Command headquarters, alongside IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi (R) and Northern Command chief Ori Gordin, October 11, 2022. (Elad Malka)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says the new maritime border deal with Lebanon “is fair and good for both sides.” He says Israel “wants a Lebanese neighbor that is stable and thriving.”

During a visit to Northern Command headquarters in Safed, the minister says the details of the deal will be provided to the public “with transparency.” He says the defense establishment ensured that the agreement fulfills all security needs.

“We did not concede and will not concede a millimeter on security.”

Gantz also says the deal is advancing “despite the threats of the Hezbollah terror group, which attempted to sabotage the process.”

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