Official says withdrawal from Ghajar on hold

February 7, 2011 17:20

Turmoil in Lebanon has delayed plans to pull out of the northern part of a village straddling the northern border, officials in Jerusalem said on Monday.

Cabinet ministers agreed in November to withdraw troops from northern Ghajar and to relinquish control to UN forces in Lebanon. At the time the government said the pullout would be worked out within a month.

On Monday, an official said Israel continues to discuss withdrawal plans with the UN forces. But because the previous government in Lebanon was toppled and a new government is not yet fully formed, he said the UN forces are not able to relay information between the two sides.

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