Massacres at Sabra and Shatila
by Patrick O'Brien
Today is the 29th Anniversary of massacres in Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra and Shatila. To mark the occasion I have posted five articles on my Wall at Google-Plus describing events, the first by Sonja Karkar.
‘It happened (twenty-nine) years ago – 16 September 1982. A massacre so awful that people who know about it cannot forget it. The photos are gruesome reminders – charred, decapitated, indecently violated corpses, the smell of rotting flesh, still as foul to those who remember it as when they were recoiling from all those years ago. For the victims and the handful of survivors, it was a 36-hour holocaust without mercy. It was deliberate, it was planned and it was overseen. But to this day, the killers have gone unpunished . . .”