Mevlevi held a press conference in the capital, Beirut, after warning the citizens of some Gulf countries to “leave Lebanon”.
Mevlevi said that the situation in the Ayn el-Helva Camp, which is located in the city of Sidon in the south of Lebanon and where clashes started on July 29, has calmed down, and that the political and military talks are continuing to hand over those who caused the clashes in the camp, and that the Lebanese state does not turn a blind eye to any organization or criminal. expressed.
“We thank the army for the steps it took to prevent the events in Ayn al-Halva from spiraling out of control. The atmosphere in the camp is calm and efforts are underway to apprehend the perpetrators.” Mevlevi said, “There is no question of the conflict spreading to other Palestinian camps in the country.
Minister Mevlevi emphasized that the safety of the citizens of all Gulf countries, especially Saudi Arabia, is important for Lebanon and that the statements of these countries are entirely about ensuring the safety of their citizens.
Clashes in Ayn al-Halva
In the clashes that started on July 29 in Ayn al-Halva, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, 12 people were killed and more than 60 injured.
With the mediation of the Lebanese parties, it was announced on 31 July that a ceasefire was reached between the Palestinian groups in the camp. However, due to occasional conflicts between the parties, a full stability environment has not been achieved yet.
Following the conflicts, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain called on their citizens to “leave the Lebanese lands as soon as possible” in their statements on 5 and 6 August.
Kuwait, Qatar and Germany had warned their citizens in Lebanon to “stay away from places with security problems and conflict zones”.