Lebanon, Hezbollah not interested in conflict


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Lebanon and Hezbollah do not want to be dragged into the Gaza conflict, a Lebanese government official said.

"There is consensus in Lebanon that there is no interest for Lebanon to have another war in the south," Lebanese Information Minister Tarik Mitri told reporters Monday, the French Press Agency reported.

Mitri said, however, that if the conflict drags on It could cause a "spillover of the violence" into Lebanon. He told reporters that the 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon have remained stable throughout the operation. 

Lebanon has called for an unconditional cease-fire in the conflict.

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