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Fatah accuses Israel of carrying out 1982 massacre committed by Christian Phalangists

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

The picture shows a woman lying on the ground. In the lower right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.



Posted text: “35 years and the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Sabra and Shatila massacre is still not dry
Thousands of innocent people were murdered in three days by the Zionist army (sic., the massacre was committed by Christian Phalangists; not the Israeli army) and its mercenaries from among the Lebanese forces. The stomachs of the pregnant women were slashed, and the children and elderly were massacred in a spectacle that was fascist, criminal, and shameful to mankind.”

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.