Resolusi ini berdasarkan satu draf yang mulanya disediakan oleh [[Perancis]] dan [[Amerika Syarikat]]. Draf berkenaan menyeru "'''menghentikan permusuhan secara menyeluruh'''" di antara [[Israel]] dan [[Hezbollah]], tetapi ianya dikritik keras oleh [[Lubnan]] dan [[Liga Arab]] kerana tidak memerlukan Israel untuk beruduer serta merta daripada Lubnan selatan dan kerana membenarkan Israel menyambung operasinya menentang Hezbollah.
As a counter-move, [[Lebanon]] received the support from the Arab League to try to get parts of the Siniora Plan, presented by the Lebanese government on July 27, included in the draft resolution. A delegation from the League flew to New York City on August 8 and met with various UN representatives and the draft's chief architects, France and the USA. This resulted in a shift in France's position and eventually forced a re-draft of the proposal.
The main differences, compared with the original draft proposal, is that the 15,000 soldiers assigned from the Lebanese Army are to have a central role, with a much strengthened UNIFIL force (from current 2,000 to possibly 15,000 soldiers) assisting them in fully implementing the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords and resolutions 1559 and 1680 (taken on May 17, 2006, urging Lebanon to speed up the disarming of Hezbollah, and urging Syria to help in this, as well as urging Syria to help Lebanon settle their common border, i.e. Shebaa Farms), including disarmament of Hezbollah. The resolution, however, makes it clear that the Lebanese decide when and if they require UNIFIL's help in these matters. The resolution also says that Israeli forces shall withdraw in parallel with the combined Lebanese and UNIFIL forces moving into the conflict area, and no paramilitary forces, including (and implying) Hezbollah, will be south of the Litani River (OP8).
Leaders around the world praised the agreement while noting this was not the end of the crisis. 
==Perkara-perkara utama dalam resolusi==
* RESOLUSI menuntut pertempuran dihentikan sepenuhnya – Hizbullah dikehendaki menghentikan semua serangan dan Israel akan menamatkan operasi ketenteraan yang bermotif serangan (ofensif).
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