Men belonging to the armed groups of the Palestinian leaders George Habash
(a Christian) and Nayef Hawatmeh (a Muslim) executed all the Christian
villagers from Beit Mellat in the north of Lebanon, who had fallen into
their hands. Nayef Hawatmeh is a member of the DFLP and his group was
recently removed from the list of terror groups by the Clinton
administration so he could work with Arafat. Subsequently, Israel refused
to allow him to enter Gaza as Israel considers him a dangerous terrorist,
yet the Clinton administration has not reversed its' decision.
At Deir Ayach in Northern Lebanon, a monastery transformed in 1947 into a
school was twenty eight years later attacked by Lebanese and Palestinians.
The school had 960 children (660 Muslims) who mainly were attending at no
cost. Three monks aged, respectively, 60, 78, and 93, the sole occupants
of Deir Ayach on that day were murdered. The veins of the blind Boutros
Sassine's arms were severed. Antoine Tamini was slaughtered, decapitated,
and burned. Hanna Maksoud was found in his room, his throat cut. The
Christian villagers living around the school monastery fled, and the
aggressors destroyed their village.
The Palestinians arrived at Kab Elias, an Islamic Christian village
situated in the Bekaa. Some ten days later, 16 Christians were killed and
another 23 were injured. Following that, we witnessed the exodus of the
Christians towards Zahlé, East Beirut and Jounieh.
the beginning of January 1976
In Damour and Jieh, two Christian towns south of Beirut, the Palestinians
and Syrians went so far as to cut the fingers of Christian children to
ensure that they never would be able to pull a gun's trigger. In Damour,
at least 300 inhabitants were killed and their churches profaned.
The village of Hoche Barada in the Bekaa was attacked by Palestinians and
Muslim Lebanese and completely pillaged and destroyed.
The Army of Arab Lebanon, founded by the Palestinians, attacked the city
of Aintoura and destroyed it. The attack was led by the Lebanese officer
The Lebanese officer Samir Abou Zahr led the massacre perpetrated by the
Army of Arab Lebanon on the Emir Bechir Barracks in Beirut. During this
massacre, Lebanese soldiers and officers were murdered in their sleep.
The Lebanese officer Mostapha Sleiman, a member of the Army of Arab
Lebanon, led the massacre of the Lebanese population in the city of Chekka.
Officer Moiin Hatoum, member of the Army of Arab Lebanon led an attack on
the Khyam Barracks. Over 30 Lebanese soldiers were killed.
Exodus of tens of thousands of Christians from Iklim El_Kharroub and the
eastern part of Saida. The Palestinians and Lebanese Druze laid siege to,
pillaged and burned over twenty Christian villages. Walid Joumblatt,
Yasser Arafat and Syrian officers, planned these massacres.