June 1983
New Republic;6/27/83, Vol. 188 Issue 25, p6
Focuses on the rebellion in Lebanon's Bekaa valley of Fatah troops against Yasir Arafat's leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Interpretation of the rebellion as a fight between moderates and extremists; Claim that the rebels want to pursue armed struggle against Israel, while the moderates want to try diplomacy; Demonstration starting at the Lebanese-Israeli border and culminating in a huge rally in Tel Aviv called for Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon; Loss of six soldiers in one week in May as a result of hit-and-run attacks; Influence of the war and its aftermath on the United States.


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