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.