U.S. Gives Israel Proposals for Security Arrangements in Lebanon
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U.S. Gives Israel Proposals for Security Arrangements in Lebanon

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Detailed American proposals for security arrangements in south Lebanon are expected to be discussed by the Cabinet when it meets for its regular weekly session this Sunday. The proposals were conveyed to Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir today by U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis. Shamir reportedly took them up immediately with Premier Menachem Begin.

The details are said to fit the general outline of ideas discussed by Shamir and Secretary of State George Shultz in Washington this week and are limited to security arrangements. The issues of normalization and future relations, between Israel and Lebanon will continue to be discussed when the Israeli, Lebanese and American negotiating teams resume regular tripartite talks next week.


These developments unfolded against the background of mounting violence in Lebanon aimed against the Israel army and the multinational force in the greater Beirut area. Funeral services were held today for Maj. Shimon Mondil, 26, from Rishon LeZion, and Capt. Shlomo Weitzman, 35, from Yehuda who were killed yesterday when their jeep struck a mine near Kahhale village about three miles east of Beirut. Nine Israeli soldiers were wounded Sunday in separate ambush attacks in south Lebanon.

Yesterday, five U.S. marines and nine Italian soldiers, part of the MNF, were wounded in grenade attacks in the Beirut airport area. Two more Italian soldiers were wounded today. A Dutch soldier serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was stabbed today in the south Lebanese village of Haris when a Dutch patrol tried to search three local residents. The three men were turned over to the Lebanese police.

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