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Bahrain slams Hezbollah attack on Israel, calls on its citizens to leave Lebanon “immediately”

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday called on its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, citing “security events and developments” in the country.

The ministry’s announcement came as Hezbollah announced the destruction of an Israeli military vehicle in the Avivim area near the southern border of Lebanon, a week after it accused Israel of carrying out an attack by two drones in its stronghold near Beirut and killing two of its members in a raid in Syria.

Earlier, Bahrain advised its citizens not to travel permanently to the Lebanese Republic to prevent exposing citizens to any risks and for their safety.

In the same context, the Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa criticized Hezbollah’s attack on an Israeli military vehicle, accusing the Lebanese state of “watching” on the escalation on its border.

“The aggression of one country against another is prohibited by international law,” he wrote in a tweet on Twitter.

On Sunday, Hezbollah announced the destruction of an Israeli military vehicle in the Avivim area near the southern border of Lebanon, while Israel responded by firing on southern Lebanon, raising fears of a serious escalation with Hezbollah after a week of escalating tension.

This is not the first time the Bahraini minister has made statements deemed pro-Jewish, saying last week that “Iran declared war on us, with the guards of its revolution, its Lebanese party, its popular mobilization in Iraq, its Houthi arm in Yemen and others. It is self-defense. ”

The comment came in response to raids in Lebanon, Syria and even in Iraq attributed to Tel Aviv.

For his part, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash wrote in his Twitter account “our hearts with Lebanon and the Lebanese this evening, as long as they suffered from the unilateral decision and its implications” in a veiled criticism of Hezbollah.

According to Gargash, “the logic is that the decision of war, peace and stability should be the decision of the state and express its national interests and the safety of its citizens in the first place.”

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