Quotation from Menachem Begin “There were retaliatory actions against civilian populations” — Aug. 4 1981

Then Prime Minister, in order to "justify" the atrocities committed in Beirut, explained that before him the Labour Party had also targeted the civilian population.

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Under the Alignment government, there were retaliatory actions against civilian Arab populations; the air force operated against them; the damage was directed against such structures as the canal, bridges and transport


Menahem Begin, Letter, Haaretz, August, 4, 1981; cited in Edward Herman, The Real Terror Network, (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1982), p. 77.

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