Ghajar – UN, the Israeli withdrawal is insufficient

(The Daily Star, December 20, 2010)

In an exclusive interview with Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency (NNA), Michael Williams said while an Israeli withdrawal from northern Ghajar was a step forward in implementing UN Resolution 1701, it did not mean that the resolution has been implemented. “Then of course there are other issues, such as the Israeli overflights. So it doesn’t mean 1701 has been implemented,” he said.

Williams described a potential withdrawal from Ghajar as “insufficient.” “Why is it insufficient? Because Lebanon is still not able to reassert its authority and its sovereignty over the northern part of the village,” he said.