Saudi Arabia - Issue 173 - 09/Jun/1986

The PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, has warned the world that the current fighting between Palestinians and the Shiite militia, Amal, could lead to a repeat of the Sabra and Shatilla massacres of 1982, in which hundreds of, undefended women and children were killed by Lebanese Forces and Major Haddad's militia from south Lebanon. Arafat has sent pleas to a number of Arab leaders to intercede, and the Palestine Salvation Front has asked the Lebanese Prime Minister, Rashid Karami, to send the Lebanese Army into the Bourg al-Barajneh camp to stop the fighting.

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