Saudi Arabia asked its citizens to immediately leave Lebanese territory, and warned them against approaching areas witnessing armed conflicts, the Kingdom’s embassy in Lebanon said in a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The embassy also reiterated the importance of adhering to the Saudi travel ban to Lebanon, wishing security and safety for all.
It called on Saudi citizens to contact the following numbers in case of any emergency:
On August 1, the United Kingdom also updated its travel advice for Lebanon, advising against “all but essential travel” to parts of Lebanon’s south near the Palestinian camp of Ein el-Hilweh.
Ein el-Hilweh is the largest of 12 Palestinian camps in Lebanon, hosting around 80,000 of up to 250,000 Palestinian refugees countrywide, according to the United Nations’ agency for refugees from Palestine.
At least 13 people, most of them militants, were killed in fighting that broke out in the camp on July 29 between mainstream faction Fatah and hardline extremists.