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Irish citizens in Lebanon urged to leave immediately while commercial flights are available

IRISH CITIZENS IN Lebanon have been advised to leave immediately while commercial flights are available.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish people in Lebanon to leave as a result of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Citizens have also been warned not to travel to Lebanon.

“Owing to the ongoing conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), the situation in Lebanon remains highly volatile,” the DFA said.

“In light of the unpredictability of the situation, events could escalate with very little warning. This could affect exit routes out of Lebanon.

“Citizens should be aware that, in the event that the political or security situation deteriorates, we are likely to be very limited in the assistance that we can provide.

“Citizens should not rely on evacuation options being possible if commercial options become unavailable.

“If for any reason you cannot leave Lebanon now, we would advise you to exercise extreme caution in your movements and put contingency plans in place to leave Lebanon as soon as possible.”

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