Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has urged U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein to visit Lebanon and to take the necessary measures to stop the Israeli violations, after a gas drilling ship crossed the so-called Line 29 and entered a sea area disputed by Lebanon.
Berri stressed, in a press interview, that Lebanon will not tolerate the Israeli violations.
“If Hochstein does not respond and if no results are reached, then Cabinet must convene to take a national unanimous decision to amend Decree 6433 and send it to the United Nations,” Berri said.
The Decree 6433 is based on a 2009 delineation undertaken by the Lebanese army. An assessment of the 2009 demarcation by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) proposed two potential lines that would add 300 or 1,430 square kilometers to the old 2009 demarcation. The second line is known as Line 29.
President Michel Aoun and Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati had also condemned Israel’s “provocations.”