Menu JTA Search

Lebanese Anti-israel Draft Resolution Pending in UN Council

The Security Council is expected to conclude its debate tomorrow on the situation in south Lebanon with a vote on a draft resolution condemning Israel, sources here told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.

According to the sources the Council, which started its debate last Sunday at the request of the Lebanese government, will be presented tomorrow with a Lebanese-inspired draft resolution sharply condemning the entry of Israeli forces into south Lebanon last Wednesday in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on Kibbutz Misgav Am in upper Galilee last Monday. The resolution, the sources pointed out, does not mention the terrorist attack on Misgav Am.

The sources added that an intensive diplomatic effort was underway today to amend the harsh anti-Israel resolution to make it acceptable to the United States and therefore avoid a U.S. veto. But the sources noted they have no indication how the U.S. is going to vote.

According to the sources. the Lebanese-inspired draft also calls for an immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from south Lebanon and demands the half of all military activities that according to the resolution, violate Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty.

NEXT STORY