RAMALLAH, November 7 (JMCC) - Israel plans to withdraw from the northern part of the border village of Ghajjar.
The plan will be announced Monday in a meeting scheduled between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. The plan has already been discussed with the United Nations and is to be implemented upon Netanyahu's return.
Since Israel withdrew troops from inside southern Lebanon in 2000, Lebanon has continued to maintain that Israel has not withdrawn fully to within the UN-mandated border. The international border runs through the northern town of Ghajjar and Israel seeks to boost the Hariri government by withdrawing from its northern half.