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Fatah Facebook posts perpetuates false accusation that Israel perpetrated Sabra and Shatila massacre

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"The 34th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre carried out against the Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp. The massacre took place over three days during which approximately 5,000 Martyrs (Shahids) died. The massacre was carried out by the Israeli occupation army led by then Minister of Defense Ariel Sharon and the army of southern Lebanon, after the camp was surrounded at night.”

Sabra and Shatila - Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.