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Former PM Sharon accused of ordering the Sabra and Shatila massacres in op-ed on website of PA news agency

Headline: "The Shatila that nobody knows about"

"A number of weeks ago, I read that Palestinian author Akram Musallam, a son of the village of Talfit south of Nablus, had published his fourth book, titled A Girl from Shatila (2019), through the Dar Al-Ahlia [publishing house] in Jordan…

I am sitting in the backseat of a share taxi carrying seven passengers, and to my right are two young people in their late teens… I know the meaning of holding a book in a public taxi or even at a station… The young person sitting next to me brings his ear close to the mouth of the young person sitting beside him [who] says to him: 'Look at this idiot who comes and reads in the car!' And the second one answers: ‘He can't find anything to do!'

I put the book aside and began to tell them what I know and what I have read about the 'Sabra and Shatila' massacre, about which I had already written on its anniversary…

The massacre was committed on orders of the butcher Ariel Sharon – [Israeli] occupation army minister [of defense] at the time – personally (sic., Christian Phalangists committed the massacre; Israel was not involved in it), and took place in a frightening silence; and not one of those responsible for it has been tried to this day, 27 years after it was committed."

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.