Israel to withdraw from village on Lebanon border

PM to announce intention to move troops out of Israel-Lebanon border village in meeting with UN secretary-general this week.

ghajar 311 AP (photo credit: Associated Press [file])
ghajar 311 AP
(photo credit: Associated Press [file])
Israel intends to withdraw from the northern part of Ghajar village located by the Lebanese border, Israeli officials announced overnight Saturday.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to inform United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of this plan, when the two men meet in New York on Monday, during Netanyahu's five day visit to the United States, according to officials.

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The withdrawal plan has been discussed with senior members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
Upon his return from the United States, Netanyahu is expected to ask the Security Cabinet to approve the plan, officials said.
The village of Ghajar has 2,200 residents and is located on the border between Israel and Lebanon.