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UN renews call for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanese village

The United Nations has renewed its call for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Lebanese village of Ghajar on the border between Lebanon and the Zionist state. The UN cited the implementation of UN Resolution 1701 which brought the 2006 Israeli invasion of its northern neighbour to a close.


Michael Williams, the UN's Special Representative in Lebanon, laid stress on this resolution because it implies "the disarmament" of southern Lebanon. According to Mr. Williams, "We need to move forward towards a permanent halt to the shootings; an end to all violations against the UN resolution; and an end to Israel's occupation of the northern part of Ghajar village and daily Israeli over-flights."

On another issue, Mr. Williams welcomed the move of the Lebanese Council of Ministers towards dialogue to ease the tension that has escalated in the country following the armed clash in August between members of Hezbollah and the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, known as Al-Ahbash.

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