Lebanon Invasion in 1982 Lebanon Invasion '82 lebanon_invasion_82 us_interventions_project org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_2 false 1 ------ The PLO observes the ceasefire except in two retalatory cases, only one of which results in any damage. In contrast, Israel violates the terms daily. [[ http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/ni/ni-c10-s05.html | Article ]] [[ http://almashriq.hiof.no/lebanon/300/350/355/april-war/Limited-War-in-Lebanon.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq24.html#3 | Article ]] [[ http://www.washington-report.org/Washington-Report_org/www/backissues/050382/820503006.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.washington-report.org/Washington-Report_org/www/backissues/051782/820517006.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.washington-report.org/Washington-Report_org/www/backissues/062882/820628007.htm | Article ]] ====== July 1981 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_1 false 1 ------ Israel attacks civilian targets in Lebanon. Palestinian retaliation then elicits heavy Israeli bombing. Some 450 Arabs - nearly all Lebanese civilians - are reported killed, along with six Jews. Following this, the US mediates a new ceasefire. [[ http://almashriq.hiof.no/lebanon/300/350/355/april-war/Limited-War-in-Lebanon.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-atrocities-lebanon.html | Article ]] ====== February 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_5 false 1 ------ Israel's Major General Yehoshua Saguym, Chief of Israel's Intelligence, meets with Pentagon officials and Secretary of Defense Haig to outline Israel's plans for a major invasion of Lebanon. Following this meeting Israel takes delivery of $217,695,000 worth of military equipment from the US. [[ http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-atrocities-lebanon.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq24.html | Article ]] ====== April 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_6 false 1 ------ The US and Soviet Ambassadors to Lebanon meet separately with Lebanon's President Elias Sarkis, who asks both for help from their countries in staving off a feared Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Begin assures them '<i>that the Israeli cabinet has taken no decision to go into Lebanon in any way, shape or form.</i>' [[ http://www.washington-report.org/Washington-Report_org/www/backissues/041982/820419006.htm | Timeline ]] ====== org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_8 false 1 ------ Although the attempt was not made by the PLO, rather a group opposed to the PLO (allegedly hoping to provoke an Israeli assault on the PLO), Israel finds in this a sufficient excuse to execute their planned invasion. [[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,902422,00.html | Guardian article ]] ====== June 5, 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_9 false 1 ------ Mr Ghassan Tueni, a Christian, and the official representative of the Government of Lebanon at the UN, informs the UN of Israeli aggression and requests that the Security Council act '<i>to stop the aggression against Lebanon</i>'. ====== June 5, 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_7 false 1 ------ An attempt is made to assassinate Shlomo Argov, Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom. [[ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/819200.stm | BBC timeline ]] [[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,902422,00.html | Article ]] ====== June 5, 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_10 false 1 ------ In response to Lebanon's pleas, the Security Council unanimously passes a Resolution calling for a cease-fire. [[ http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=S/RES/508%20(1982)&Lang=E&Area=RESOLUTION | UN Resolution 508 ]] ====== June 6, 1982 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@bf817e_11 false 1 ------ Israel responds by invading Lebanon. Initially the declared aim of the invasion is to create a 40km wide PLO-free zone north of Israel, however the invasion quickly proceeds in accordance with the earlier made plans - the Israeli forces head straight to Beirut. [[ http://www.washington-report.org/Washington-Report_org/www/backissues/062882/820628007.htm | Article ]] ======