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High Court demands government response to petition over Lebanon maritime deal

Prime Minister Yair Lapid flies over the Karish gas field on July 19, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid flies over the Karish gas field on July 19, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

The High Court asks the government to respond by October 27 to a petition demanding that any maritime border deal with Lebanon come to a full vote in the Knesset.

The petition was filed by the Lavi organization for citizens’ rights, which argues that because the current government is a caretaker government — ahead of the November 1 election — the entire Knesset must vote on the deal.

While negotiations have been going on for years, a final version of the deal is reportedly close to being signed.

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