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Cabinet Refrains from Discussing Redeployment of IDF in Lebanon

The transfer of border crossing points between Israel and Lebanon from military to civilian control was discussed by the Cabinet today. But there was no discussion of the redeployment of the Israel Defense Force in south Lebanon, Cabinet secretary Dan Meridor said.

He added that there has not yet been a decision in principle to redeploy the IDF, a move long expected and considered more likely now in view of Lebanon’s abrogation last week of its May 17, 1983 withdrawal and security agreement with Israel. Meridor said the Cabinet would discuss redeployment only when the army has finalized plans to carry it out.