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Lebanese security and state officials were not surprised that someone attempted to involve Lebanon in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been going on for days.An-Nahar obtained information that Prime Minister Tammam Salam launched contacts with representatives of influential countries in Lebanon to distance his country from the repercussions of events in Gaza.While international reports on Lebanon's future amid a presidential vacuum accumulate as Lebanon awaits some kind of a regional-international compromise, European diplomats said that France began showing an interest in the Lebanese situation.Sigrid Kaag to replace Plumbly in LebanonWestern diplomatic sources told Al-Joumhouria that events along the Lebanese-Israeli border were expected, which led the Army and UNIFIL to remain on high alert since the conflict in Gaza began and that the peacekeepers have played an important role in containing tensions and preventing it from reaching south Lebanon.
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