Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bashir Gemayyel and the preparation for Sabra And Shatila massacres

My weekly article for Al-Akhbar: "George Furayhah and Bashir Gemayyel: Preparation for "Sabra and Shatila" ".

PS This is about a new book just published in Lebanon by George Furayhah on Bashir Gemayyel.  Furayhah was one of the closest aides to Bashir (and he was married to his cousin).  He was appointed chief-of-staff of Bashir after his installation by Israeli occupation as president.  In the book, he published minutes of meetings (never published before in Arabic or Hebrew) between Bashir and Begin and Bashir and Sharon.  In the meeting with Sharon (two days before Bashir's assassination) there was a detailed discussion of invading the Sabra and Shatila camps and perpetrating the massacres.  This should serve as evidence (assuming there is international justice which there isn't as long as US rules the world) of Isreali-phalange complicity in the massacres, which were planned long before the assassination of Bashir.  The notion that the massacres were a spontaneous reaction to the assassination should not be put to rest.