Yair LapidNECATI SAVAS
Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid accused Hezbollah of undermining Lebanon’s efforts to reach an agreement on their disputed energy-rich maritime border, at his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday. Mr. Lapid, who retains his previous post as Israel’s Foreign Minister, took over as Prime Minister on Friday from Naftali Bennett, his partner in a now-defunct eight-party coalition.
On Saturday, Israel’s Army said it had intercepted three drones launched by Hezbollah that were headed towards an offshore gas field in the Mediterranean, near a disputed area that is the subject of U.S.-mediated maritime talks.
“Hezbollah is continuing on the path of terrorism and is hurting Lebanon’s ability to reach an agreement on a maritime border,” Mr. Lapid said.