Trump's War


Last updated 10/21/2019 at 2:30pm

In 1983, Israel appointed the Kahan Commission to investigate the incident at Sabra and Shatila where Christian Phalangists slaughtered Palestinian and Lebanese Muslims the previous year.

The commission found that Israeli military personnel, aware that a massacre was in progress, had failed to take serious steps to stop it. The commission deemed Israel indirectly responsible, and Ariel Sharon, then Defense Minister, bore personal responsibility “for ignoring the danger of bloodshed and revenge,” forcing him to resign.

Israel suffered years of opprobrium because of their indifference t...

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