Israeli Army Pulls out of Shabaa Position

Published May 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Israeli army pulled out Saturday from one of its positions in the disputed Shabaa farms border area, a witness coming from there told AFP. 

"The Israelis gathered together their equipment and munitions in the position they held on a hill overlooking the hamlet of Bustara and pulled back to three or four kilometers (two to three miles) lower down", Nuhad Aaawad, a local resident who arrived here by mule after a four-and-a-half-hour trip, said. 

The woman, her husband and brother are the only people living in Bustara. They said that for the past week the Israelis had forbidden them to go to Kfar Shuba to fetch supplies. 

Israel said earlier this week when it ended its 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon it would give up those parts of the Shabaa area occupied in 1967 which were shown on UN approved maps to be Lebanese, rather than Syrian -- KFAR SHUBA (AFP) 


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