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Report: France drops Hezbollah withdrawal demand from Israel settlement proposal

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French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné has modified the proposal for a settlement between Israel and Hezbollah.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah © Mena Today 

French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné has modified the proposal for a settlement between Israel and Hezbollah, removing a demand for the terror group to withdraw its forces north of the Litani River, Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the details of the discussions. 

The draft instead mentions "redeployment" without further details. 

The remaining clauses address "ceasing military operations in accordance with UN Resolution 1701, ensuring the return of residents of southern Lebanon and northern Israel to their homes, deploying 15,000 soldiers from the Lebanese army south of the Litani (after strengthening the army), and initiating negotiations on border issues."

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