Israel’s Energy Minister Karin Elharrar welcomed this morning a proposed agreement presented Sunday, Oct. 2, by American mediator Amos Hochstein, for the demarcation of the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon.
The draft adopts Line 23, proposed by Lebanon, and offers Lebanon most of the disputed maritime area. Israel gets to keep its Karish natural gas rig. Lebanon will be able to set up its own rig nearby, in zone Kana owned partly by Lebanon and partly by Israel. Israel will receive part of the revenues from the gas extracted from Kana by the French TotalEnergies company.