Report: Israel rejects Syrian proposal for ceasefire on Lebanese border
Israel has recently rejected a Syrian proposal for a ceasefire on its northern border with Lebanon.
"The proposal was conveyed to Jerusalem over the past few weeks by a third party, a known international element that enjoys good working relations with Damascus," the Israeli daily Maariv said Wednesday.
The newspaper said the proposal was supposed to be a first step towards the resumption of peace talks between Israel and Syria. "Israel was to cease flights over southern Lebanon and halt all military action on the northern front. In return, Hezbollah would completely cease its attacks on Israeli targets in the north," said Maariv.
"Syria, for its part, would guarantee the above and continue to maintain quiet on the Golan front," the Tel Aviv-based newspaper reported.
"In the second stage, after the cessation of violence, negotiations would be renewed between Israel and Syria to reach a comprehensive peace arrangement," Maariv added. (Albawaba.com)