Monday, 16 September 2013

Remembering Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Journalist Robert Fisk returns to the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Fisk recounts how Lebanese Christian militias who were under the control of the Israeli military murdered over 2000 Palestinians in the camps. Fisk also points to a building in the distance from where he insists the Israeli forces could witness the massacre. The Israeli government's own Kahan Commision found that future Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was personally responsible for the massacre. This is from a documentary Fisk made about ' why so many Muslims have come to hate the West.' But we know the real reason is because they hate our freedom right?

Last years post

This was one  of the most hideous massacres perpetrated on thousands of defenceless, children, women and men . This massacre lasted for 3 days. Around 20,000 refugees , lived in the refugee camp that was supposed, like any other camp, to recieve international protection. The residents were absolutlety defenceless, with Palestinian fighters having withdrawn from Lebanon, just 3 weeks prior, so the Israeli army in effect had control of the area around the camp.
Following the massacre, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the foundation of a committe to investigate the circumstances of this horrific crime, against innocent, helpless refugees.
The Cahan Commission of 1983, decided that Ariel Sharon was 'indirectly responsible.'
But we should also remember that not one single Israeli officer, commander or soldier was ever held accountable for this ugly crime against  the Palestinian people and still the suffering of the Palestinian people continues, and the scars and memories remain.

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