Israel to quit northern sector of Lebanese village

Israel has occupied all of Ghajar since 2006 war with Hezbollah guerrillas.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 13:16 PM IST

Jerusalem: An Israeli government official says his country plans to withdraw from the northern sector of a disputed Lebanese village.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won`t present the plan to withdraw from the village of Ghajar to UN chief Ban Ki-moon until Monday.

A border drawn by the United Nations in 2000 split Ghajar between Lebanon and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Israel has occupied all of Ghajar since its 2006 war with Hezbollah guerrillas.
Netanyahu plans to bring the plan before a decision-making inner Cabinet next week. Israel pledged to leave Ghajar under the UN resolution ending the 2006 war.

Bureau Report