Lebanon officially closes File of detainees with Israel
As stated in a previous post Lebanon, the ‘only country’ to regain all its detainees from Israeli Jails, has finally been conducted. The recent months following the Doha agreement, Lebanon has witnessed immense challenges and benefits; The removing of an 18 month protest in the heart of Centre-Ville to the election of a President, and the formation of a government cabinet to setting diplomatic relations with Syria, thanks to France, by opening an exchange of embassies for the first time between the two ‘sovereign’ nations yet to come.
Socially, for the current times we’re in, Lebanese are enjoying the summer season with their highly active social events from festivals and outings.
President Sleiman stated yesterday that “Lebanon is now back on the global map“, this may all seem fast, but this blogger feels the best is yet to come.
The following obstacles still remain on two fronts:
Lebanese-Syrian check list:
- Detainees: Lebanese prisoners of war jailed in Syria
- Border: Demarcation of Lebanese-Syrian border
- Official Shebaa farms demarcation (UN position)
- Diplomacy: Embassy exchange
Israeli-Lebanese check list:
- Occupation: Shebaa farms & Kafar Shuba Hills
- 400’000 Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
- Detainees: Lebanese/Israeli POW exchange
- Expropriate: Lebanese Waters by Israel (UNIFIL/FINUL)
- Border Crossings & Overflights
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