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More on the REPRISAL factor (linkage) Sabra Sharila 'payback' for Palestinian crimes at Damour Massacre

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Submitted by Alis (United Kingdom), Sep 8, 2008 at 15:54

More on the REPRISAL factor (linkage) Sabra Sharila for Palestinian crimes at Damour Massacre

While not underestimating the events of Sabra & Shatila, it could be seen as bloody revenge for the Damour massacre. It could be perceived as revenge for the assassination of President Bashir Jemayel and twenty-six of his aides. The assassination was ordered by President Hafez al Assad and carried out by Syrian air force intelligence commander, Muhhammad Al-Khuli.

A strong testimony to the Christian attitude comes from Khalaf Samir's words. "The Damour Brigades of the Lebanese Forces vowed to avenge their fallen townsmen and relatives. They swore not to stop the fighting until all Palestinians were driven out of Lebanon".

Another testimony to the linkage between the Damour massacre and Sabra & Shatila, comes from New York Times editor Tom Friedman, in his famous book From Beirut to Jerusalem. "The Phalangists wanted to avenge not only Bashir's death, but also past tribal killings of their own people by Palestinian guerillas, such as the February 1976 massacre by Palestinians of Christian villagers in Damour South of Beirut".
http://www.ict.org.il/Articles/tabid/66/Articlsid/291/currentpage/1/Default.aspx

30 January 2002 Elie Hobeika's Assassination: Covering Up the Secrets of Sabra and Shatilla
Elie Hobeika knew the truth of Israel's innocence in the Sabra and Shatilla massacres, and for that reason many interested parties wanted him silenced.

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America - Google Books Resultby Brigitte Gabriel - 2006 - Social Science - 258 pages Palestinian militiamen started the killings in 1975, long before the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres. Beit Mellat, Deir Achache, Damour, ...
http://books.google.com/books?id=f8PzwOjR7Z4C&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=Palestinian+militiamen+started+the+killings+in+1975,+long+before+the+1982+Sabra+and+Shatila&source=web&ots=U1ukYhkk3p&sig=BbPSiomqoWd3ZtjW0PsDIryE1Jg&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

Elie Hobeika, the former Lebanese Christian militia leader, was killed by a car bomb outside his home in a Beirut suburb on January 24, 2002. Lebanese officials immediately blamed Israel for the assassination, since Hobeika had stated that he planned to testify in a Belgian court case which is deliberating allegations against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon regarding his purported connection with the massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps during the 1982 Lebanon War.

Yet a careful examination of recent material on Sabra and Shatilla indicates that Hobeika was far more concerned about what a Belgian court would reveal about his own role in the massacre...
http://www.jcpa.org/art/brief1-17.htm

(The one that carried out the massacre of Sabra Shatila-) Elie Hobeika's deeply impacted by Damour massacre
The Phalangists stood under the direct command of Elie Hobeika, said to be deeply affected by the murders massacre at Damour, with much of his family and his fianc�e being killed by Palestinian militiamen
http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/hobeika.html

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