Take Sabra and Shatila, for instance, the Palestinian camps in Beirut where a Phalangist
militia massacred hundreds of people with the connivance of Israeli troops in 1982; "Yeah, I was the first journalist on that".
For example, Jose Lazaro traces Torrente Ballester's shift away from Phalangist
ideology as the dictatorship wore on, asserting that selections from his unpublished diary are more valuable than "docenas de declaraciones publicas muy posteriores de su autor, en las que se mezcla la sinceridad con los 'pecadillos de supervivencia'" (65).
The Israeli advance over West Beirut in the wake of the PLO withdrawal, which enabled the Phalangist
raid, was considered a violation of the ceasefire agreement between the various forces.
Joining the list of the 'Phalangist
' opposition party was in line with my aspirations," she said.
A criminal act engineered by Ariel Sharon, Israelae1/4aos Military General at the time, who facilitated the barbaric butchering of defenseless refugees by Phalangist
forces under his watch.
In October 1982, during an interview from Jerusalem for WNBC-TV's "News Forum," Pressman asked then-opposition Labor Party leader Shimon Peres if Israel was guilty of "immorality" in the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian civilians by Christian Phalangist
forces in the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps of south Lebanon.
The war is perhaps best known for the massacres that occurred at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut, where Christian Phalangist
militias murdered between 800-3,500 people , most of whom were Palestinians.
A five-hour multimedia biography of Bachir Gemayel, the controversial Phalangist
leader and president elect who was assassinated in Achrafieh in 1982, will be released later this year.
When Israeli forces finally occupied Lebanon in 1982, as PLO fighters were being shipped by sea to many countries around the Middle East, a triumphant Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon permitted his Christian Phalangist
allies to carry out a notorious massacre in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps.
With the PLO fighters gone, and the multi-national peacekeeping force also having left Beirut by September 11, the IDF gave green signal to its surrogate Christian Phalangist
forces to enter Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps.
It did so in Lebanon in the 1980s by backing the Christian Phalangist
militia and its ally the South Lebanon Army against their Muslim opponents.
And when Israeli forces finally occupied Lebanon in 1982, as PLO fighters were shipped by sea to many countries around the Middle East, a triumphant Sharon permitted his Christian Phalangist
allies to enter the defenseless Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps.