Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Returning to the scene of a war crime: amid the vile slums of Sabra and Shatila, hope glows | Voices | The Independent

Returning to the scene of a war crime: amid the vile slums of Sabra and Shatila, hope glows | Voices | The Independent:



"Sabra and Shatila were the scene of war crimes. In September of 1982, Israel’s Lebanese Christian allies – watched by Israeli troops who had surrounded the Palestinian refugee camps – massacred up to 1,700 civilians. It was a place of horror and, much later, of memorial. The mass grave still lies beneath a tide of mud behind a stand of trees where Syrian refugees sell cheap shirts and DVDs. But the names of Sabra and Shatila are today associated with a shame which no one could have imagined 34 years ago . "



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