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Political Science
POLI 347
Julie Norman

Tipping Points? From Lebanon to First Intifada Wars Continued: Lebanon - 1970s – PLO moves from Jordan to Lebanon - 1975 – start of Lebanese Civil War o Israel allies with Phalangists (particular sect of Christians from Lebanon) to secure border area (south) o 78 – Israel invades S. Lebanon (large civilian population lost); UN deploys UNIFIL (interim forces in Lebanon – more humanitarian than capable of stopping bloodshed) o Israel pressures Lebanon to expel PLO o 1982 – OP. Peace for Galilee, Israeli siege on S. Lebanon & Beirut  Sabra & Shatila – lots of women & children killed in the camps, carried out mostly by Phalangists, Israel didn’t intervene and facilitated indirectly Aftershocks & Legacy of Lebanon War - Continued Israeli presence in Lebanon - Polarization in Israel over justifica
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