Ceasefire to be effective Monday morning

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The government approved in a cabinet meeting Sunday UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for a ceasefire in southern Lebanon. Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz abstained in the vote, while all the other ministers voted in favor. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said told reporters following the vote that we accepts this decision and it is good for Israel. However, this is the Middle East, and decisions are not always implemented here.

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The Lebanese government must effectively deploy its army, which must prevent arms transfers to Hizbullah, she added.

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Most of the ministers said at the conclusion of the meeting that a big question mark was hovering over the resolutions’ implementation by Hizbullah. The Lebanese government will be the party responsible for seeing Nasrallah was indeed complying with the resolution’s clauses, they said.?

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