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Sabra and Shatila was in 1982

Sophie: I think you are referring to an earlier instance in 1982 to involved Ariel Sharon often called Sabra and Shatila. As you know, no IDF soldier killed anyone that day. The Lebanese Phalanx did the killing in retaliation for a Palestinian terrorist attack a few days prior that killed Lebanese President Bashir Gemayel and 25 of his followers. Sharon was held responsible by the Israeli govt. because they concluded he should have known what was going to happen and he should have acted to stop it. Not exactly the same as ordering the attack, is it?

No the incident in 1985 that I am referring to had NOTHING to do with Ariel Sharon. It was purely Arab on Arab violence. I'm not surprised you don't know about it.

For at the time, few voices were raised in May 1985, when Muslim militiamen attacked the Shatila and Burj-el Barajneh Palestinian refugee camps. According to UN officials, 635 were killed and 2,500 wounded.

Pretty bloody violent wouldn't you say? But since Israel could not be blamed, it really doesn't rate as being very newsworthy, does it?

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