World: LEBANON: ALONG THE ARAFAT TRAIL

NOTHING, it seemed, could halt the bloody feud between the army of Lebanon and the Palestinian Al-Fatah guerrillas—not the intervention of Gamal Abdel Nasser, not the warnings of the U.S. and the Soviet Union, not the menace of an uneasy Israel. From Tripoli south to Sidon, from dusty villages on the edge of the Mount Hermon massif in the east to the fashionable sea front of Beirut in the west, violence continued as Arab fought Arab. In Tripoli alone, at least 18 were dead.

At issue was a question that may yet haunt other Arab...

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