Israeli PM: Israel-Lebanon maritime deal to be signed Thursday
JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A U.S.-brokered maritime border deal between Israel and Lebanon will be signed on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday.
The deal marks a significant compromise between neighbours with a history of war and hostility, opening the way for offshore energy exploration and easing a source of tensions.
The U.S. mediator has said he hoped the deal would be signed on Thursday.
Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch Editing by James Mackenzie
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