26-06-2017 01:24 PM Jerusalem Timing

The Zionist Entity Seeks a U.N. Opinion on Maritime Borders with Lebanon

The Zionist Entity Seeks a U.N. Opinion on Maritime Borders with Lebanon

The Zionist entity is to seek a U.N. opinion on its maritime borders with Lebanon in the Mediterranean, Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

The Zionist entity is to seek a U.N. opinion on its maritime borders with Lebanon in the Mediterranean, where lucrative offshore gas fields have been found, Zionist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

"We will soon be presenting the United Nations headquarters in New York with our position on our maritime borders," Lieberman told Zionist public radio.

"We have already concluded an agreement on this issue with Cyprus... Lebanon, under pressure from Hezbollah, is looking for friction, but we will not give up any part of what is rightfully ours," he added.

The occupying entity has been moving to develop several large offshore natural gas fields in the Mediterranean that it hopes could help it to become an energy exporter.

Those development plans have stirred controversy with Lebanon, which argues the gas fields lie inside its territorial waters.

Israeli entity does not have officially demarcated maritime borders with Lebanon since IOF had been forcibly withdrawn from part of the Lebanese land, occupied since 1982.

A senior Zionist official told AFP that their regular cabinet meeting will be held on Sunday, where ministers would endorse a map of Israel's maritime borders in the Mediterranean to be presented to the U.N.

The two biggest known offshore fields, Tamar and Leviathan, lie off Occupied Palestine’s northern city of Haifa.

Tamar is believed to hold at least 8.4 trillion cubic feet of gas (238 billion cubic meters), while Leviathan is believed to have reserves of 16 trillion cubic feet (450 billion cubic meters).

In recent weeks, a Zionist company has also announced the discovery of two new natural gas fields, Sarah and Mira, around 70 kilometers (45 miles) off the city of Hadera further south.