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Report: Israel’s Ariel Sharon was directly involved in Sabra, Shatila Massacre

Press TV 19 Jun 2022
At the time, the leader of the Kataeb Party was Bashir Gemayel, the president-elect of Lebanon and the leader of the Lebanese Forces, who was assassinated on September 14 that year when an explosion rocked the Party's headquarters in the Achrafieh area of Beirut ... camps in Beirut.
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Gas and the Israel-Lebanon maritime border dispute

The Jerusalem Post 18 Jun 2022
Lebanese President Michel Aoun claimed that the vessel entered “the disputed maritime area with Israel,” and threatened that, in Beirut’s view, “any action or activity in the disputed area represents a provocation and an aggressive action.”.
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Is the EU deal with Israel and Egypt a way out from Russian gas?

Al Jazeera 16 Jun 2022
The push for gas could further heat up the dispute between Israel and Lebanon over a disputed maritime area of about 850 square kilometres (328 square miles). Israel has set up a gas rig at the Karish field, which Tel Aviv says is part of its United Nations-recognised exclusive economic zone, while Beirut says it is in a disputed area ... .
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Lebanese Stance on Border Dispute with Israel Enables Talks, US Mediator Says

Hamodia 14 Jun 2022
BEIRUT (Reuters/Hamodia) – The U.S. official mediating a maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel said on Tuesday that a proposal he received from Lebanese officials during a visit to Beirut “will enable negotiations to go forward.” ... In Beirut, Hochstein ...
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Von der Leyen: Israel will help free EU from depending on Russian energy

The Jerusalem Post 14 Jun 2022
Working with Israel will help reduce the EU’s dependence on Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during her visit to Israel on Tuesday ... Von der Leyen added ... Lebanon claimed that Israel was acting in an area under dispute; however, it is not in the zone Beirut has officially disputed in a map submitted to the UN ... .
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Turks, Lebanese among 7 dead in Italy helicopter crash

The News International 11 Jun 2022
The helicopter went missing in a sparsely populated mountainous area, and bad weather hampered the first attempts to find it ... The family had already been hit by tragedy in 2020 when his jewellery designer wife was killed in the massive explosion which devastated Beirut port and adjacent areas of the capital.
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Senior US advisor to travel to Lebanon to discuss maritime boundary

The Jerusalem Post 11 Jun 2022
Aoun said negotiations to delineate the southern maritime border continued and “any action or activity in the disputed area represents a provocation and an aggressive action.” ... Last year, Beirut expanded its claim by around 1,400 sq.km., enlarging the disputed area.
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Iran nuclear program, Hezbollah’s meddling concern Gulf - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 11 Jun 2022
Several articles that appeared in media based in the UAE may reflect growing concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program and Iranian proxies meddling in areas such as the Eastern Mediterranean ... It notes that Hezbollah has threatened to prevent the Jewish state from exploring for gas or oil in areas that Beirut disputes with Jerusalem.
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Lebanese drugs kingpin uses wife as ‘human shield’ to evade troops

Arab News 10 Jun 2022
BEIRUT. One of Lebanon’s most notorious drug barons used his wife as a “human shield” to evade capture by Lebanese troops during a series of military raids in Baalbeck, northeast of Beirut ... This guy has 390 arrest warrants against him and has been flooding Lebanese areas with drugs, especially Beirut and Mount Lebanon.”.
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Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace documented in database

Arab News 10 Jun 2022
BEIRUT ... Lawrence Abu Hamdan, a 37-year-old Jordanian who lived in Beirut for years, is behind the information ... civilian areas, causing a sonic boom known to smash windows.” ... But Beirut is also a frequent destination, as are areas north of the capital and closer to the Syrian border.
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LETTER: RDM should be closed down immediately

Business Day 10 Jun 2022
That machine was blending chemicals for 155mm shells for export to Germany when it exploded with the equivalence of 750 kgs of TNT, thus about half of the 1,500 kgs TNT equivalence of the Beirut explosion of 2020. It is clearly untenable to locate an ammunitions factory in a residential area such as Macassar. RDM should be closed down immediately ... .
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Rape used ‘systematically’ during Lebanon’s civil war, report finds

The Observer 09 Jun 2022
... itself dividing along what would be known as the Green Line between Muslim west Beirut and Christian east Beirut ... Israel too became increasingly involved, launching a full scale invasion in 1982 (the first Lebanese war) which saw Israel lay siege to Muslim areas of west Beirut.
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Huge scale and impact of Israeli incursions over Lebanon skies revealed

The Observer 09 Jun 2022
Few of the incursions are brief, with many lasting an average of four hours and 35 minutes ... Photograph. AirPressure.info. Maps of the flight routes taken by the jets and drones reveal a spaghetti bowl of loops over most areas of Lebanon ... But Beirut is also a frequent destination, as are areas north of the capital and closer to the Syrian border ... .
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Israel-Lebanon Sea Boundary Row Obstructs Energy Development

Hamodia 07 Jun 2022
YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) — ... After months of deadlock in U.S.-mediated talks, Beirut on Sunday warned against any activity in the disputed area, responding to the arrival of a vessel to develop a field for Israel. . Lebanon has said the field in question, Karish, is in disputed waters. Israel denies this ... .
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Lebanon warns Israel against gas exploration in disputed zone

The Arab Weekly 06 Jun 2022
BEIRUT- ... President Michel Aoun said any activity in the disputed area would amount to an act of aggression and a provocation, after the arrival of the vessel operated by London-based Energean ... Last year, Beirut expanded its claim by around 1,400 square kilometres, enlarging the area disputed with Israel.

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