The Sabra and Shatila crimes were committed away from the mass media’s eyes, and various military weapons were used to kill the residents of the Sabra and Shatila camps.
September 16th marks the thirty fifth anniversary of the 1982 horrific massacre in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, which lasted from September 16 to September 18 and led to the martyrdom of a large number of men, women, children, old people and refugees, most of them Palestinians.
According to the Palestinian Information Center, the crime was committed by the Zionist army under the command of Ariel Sharon and Rafael Eitan, during which 3,500 to 5,000 out of 20,000 residents of the Sabra and Shatila camps were killed.
The massacre took place away from the eyes of the mass media. After the siege of said camps were completed, the Israeli regime used various military weapons to kill the residents of the camps at night, using lights.
The Zionist army and the Lebanese army, which collaborated in the siege of the two camps, transferred hundreds of military forces to the region on the pretext of seeking Palestinian fighters, while there was no one in the camps except women, children and old men. During the operation, the armed forces killed hundreds of women and children, and left their corpses in the streets. After that, Zionist tanks entered the camps and ran over the whole area, destroying houses and clearing any signs of crime.
The intention of the Zionists was revenge on the Palestinians who resisted the 3-month siege of the Israeli war machine, which ultimately ended with guarantees from the international community to support innocent residents after Palestinian resistance forces leave Beirut but the countries providing these guarantees did not fulfill their promises, and left the sheltered residents of the camps alone against the Zionists.
The purpose of the crime was to terrorize Palestinians in order to force them to leave Lebanon. After the massacre, the Zionist government ordered the formation of the Special Investigative Committee, known as the “priest committee and”, and appointed Isaac Kahan, chairman of the tribunal, as the head of the committee.
The committee announced the results of the investigation in 1983, and the Zionist warlord, Ariel Sharon, was directly considered responsible for the terror and the killings. Of course, the Sabra and Shatila crimes were not the first Zionist crime against the Palestinian people and would not be the last.