Lebanon Invasion in 1978 Lebanon Invasion '78 lebanon_invasion_78 us_interventions_project 1954 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_1 false 1 ------ Ben-Gurion proposes that Israel support the establishment in part of Lebanon of a Maronite-dominated Christian ministate that would ally itself with Israel. [[ http://countrystudies.us/israel/33.htm | Article ]] ====== 1970 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_2 false 1 ------ The PLO is expelled from Jordan, and sets up its major base of operations in southern Lebanon, from which it attacks northern Israel. [[ http://countrystudies.us/israel/33.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www2.uiuc.edu/ro/observer/archive/vol11/issue6/mideast.html | Article ]] ====== org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_4 false 1 ------ During the two years of civil war, Israel reportedly invests US$150 million in equipping and training the Maronite Phalange Party's militia. [[ http://countrystudies.us/israel/33.htm | Article ]] ====== 1975 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_3 false 1 ------ Civil war breaks out between a predominantly Muslim leftist coalition and Christian right-wing militias. [[ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/lebanon/history.htm | Lonely Planet guide ]] ====== April 1976 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_5 false 1 ------ Syria intervenes at the request of the Lebanese president to force an uneasy peace, however the cease-fire proves unstable and hostilities resume full scale in '77. [[ http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/section/lebanon_history.asp | Encyclopedia.com ]] [[ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/lebanon/history.htm | Article ]] ====== 1978 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@f9168e_6 false 1 ------ Israel launches a full-scale invasion of Lebanon with 20,000 troops, supposedly in response to Palestinian guerilla activity, however later studies show the invasion (Operation Litani) had been planned two years prior to this. [[ http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-atrocities-lebanon.html | Article ]] ======