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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 14:37 GMT 15:37 UK
Full text: Lebanon's seven-point proposal
Representatives of the Arab League are pressing the UN Security Council for changes to the draft resolution aimed at resolving the Middle East conflict.

They are backing Lebanon's seven-point plan, first put forward at the international conference on the crisis in Rome on 26 July.

Lebanon's seven-point proposal calls for:

An immediate and comprehensive ceasefire and a declaration of agreement on the following issues:

1. An undertaking to release the Lebanese and Israeli prisoners and detainees through the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross]

Israeli tank on Israel-Lebanon border
Hundreds have been killed in the fighting

2. The withdrawal of the Israeli army behind the Blue Line, and the return of the displaced to their villages

3. A commitment from the [UN] Security Council to place the Shebaa Farms area and the Kfarshouba Hills under UN jurisdiction until border delineation and Lebanese sovereignty over them are fully settled. While in UN custody, the area will be accessible to Lebanese property owners there. Further, Israel surrenders all remaining landmine maps in South Lebanon to the UN

4. The Lebanese government extends its authority over its territory through its own legitimate armed forces, such that there will be no weapons or authority other than that of the Lebanese state as stipulated in the Taef national reconciliation document

5. The UN international force operation in South Lebanon is supplemented and enhanced in numbers, equipment, mandate and scope of operation, as needed, in order to undertake urgent humanitarian and relief work and guarantee stability and security in the south so that those who fled their homes can return

6. The UN, in co-operation with the relevant parties, undertakes the necessary measures to once again put into effect the Armistice Agreement signed by Lebanon and Israel in 1949, and to insure adherence to the provisions of that agreement, as well as to explore possible amendments to or development of said provisions, as necessary

7. The international community commits to support Lebanon on all levels, and to assist it in facing the tremendous burden resulting from the human, social and economic tragedy which has afflicted the country, especially in the areas of relief, reconstruction and rebuilding of the national economy.

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