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Netanyahu: Only pressure from me stopped Lapid surrendering to Lebanon

Leader of the opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media in Tel Aviv on October 3, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Leader of the opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media in Tel Aviv on October 3, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu claims credit for Israel rejecting Lebanon’s requested modifications to a proposed maritime border deal.

“Only intense pressure from myself and my friends has caused him to back away from this surrender agreement, for now,” Netanyahu tweets.

His comments come after a senior Israeli official says Israel won’t accept the changes, calling them significant.

The statement cast doubt on the viability of a deal that, only days ago, Israeli officials were speaking of as a foregone conclusion.

Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the US-brokered deal, calling it a surrender to the Hezbollah terror group.

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